Dr. Mario Livio is an internationally renowned astrophysicist, a best-selling author, and a popular speaker. 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" (an International Bestseller for which he received the "Peano Prize" and the "International Pythagoras Prize") and "Is God A Mathematician?" (that was the basis for the 2016 Emmy-nominated NOVA program "The Great Math Mystery"). Livio's most recent book, "Brilliant Blunders," was a national bestseller in the U.S., and was selected by the Washington Post as one of the "Best Books of the Year." His upcoming book, "WHY? What Makes Us Curious," is due to appear on July 11, 2017.