Amir Aczel

Researcher, Boston University

Amir D. Aczel, Ph.D., studied mathematics and physics at the University of California at Berkeley, where he met quantum pioneer Werner Heisenberg; he also received a Ph.D. in statistics. Aczel has published 18 popular books on mathematics and physics, including the international bestseller "Fermat's Last Theorem," which was nominated for a Los Angeles Times book award in 1996 and has been translated into 31 languages. His other books include "Entanglement: The Greatest Mystery in Physics," and "Present at the Creation: The Discovery of the Higgs Boson," reissued in paperback in November 2012. Aczel has appeared on the CBS Evening News, CNN, CNBC, Nighline, the History Channel, and on over 100 radio programs. He has lectured at the Royal Society of Arts in London, at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, at the Ducal Palace of Genoa, Italy, and at the Doge's Villa near Venice. His 2008 lecture at the Ciudad de las Ideas international conference in Puebla, Mexico, was attended by more that 3,000 people and televised to over 100 million people worldwide. Aczel's articles have appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Times of London, the Jerusalem Post, Scientific American, as well as in other newspapers and magazines. Aczel was a visiting scholar in the history of science at Harvard University in 2005-7, received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2005, and was awarded a Sloan Foundation fellowship in 2012. His latest book is Why Science Does Not Disprove God, published by HarperCollins on April 15, 2014.

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