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 has published more than 300 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, received rave reviews, was in October 2013 on the Bestsellers List of the New York Times, and was selected by the Washington Post as one of the "Best Books of 2013."
Visit his website here: http://www.mariolivio.com
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