is an American author, journalist and professor.
His first published book was Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea
. He had written within the scientific community for years before this, having done freelance work for New Scientist
, Scientific American
, The Economist
, Wired UK
and The Sciences
, among others.
Prior to his career in Journalism he received an undergraduate degree from Princeton University, an M.S. in mathematics from Yale University and a M.S. in journalism from Columbia University. Journalism at NYU - Faculty
He has written four books to date:
- Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea, Penguin Putnam, 2000. ISBN 0-670-88457-X
- Alpha & Omega: The Search for the Beginning and End of the Universe
- Decoding The Universe, 2007
- Sun in a Bottle: The Strange History of Fusion and the Science of Wishful Thinking, 2008
He is currently an associate professor in New York University's Journalism Department.