Dr. Mario Livio is an internationally known astrophysicist at the Space Telescope Science Institute, the institute which conducts the scientific program of the Hubble Space Telescope, and will conduct the scientific program of the upcoming James Webb Space Telescope. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has published
more than 400 scientific papers on topics ranging from dark energy and cosmology to black holes and extrasolar planets. Dr. Livio is also the author of five popular science books, including "The Golden Ratio" (for which he received the "Peano Prize" and the "International Pythagoras Prize") and "Is God A Mathematician?" Livio's recent book, "Brilliant Blunders," was on the Bestsellers List of the New York Times, and was selected by the Washington Post as one of the "2013 Best Books of the Year."