Mario Livio

Mario Livio is an internationally known astrophysicist, a bestselling author, and a popular speaker who has appeared on The Daily Show, 60 Minutes, and NOVA. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Besides Why? What Makes Us Curious, he is the author of The Golden Ratio, a highly acclaimed book for which he received the International Pythagoras Prize and the Peano Prize; The Equation That Couldn’t Be Solved; Is God a Mathematician? (which was the basis for the 2016 Emmy-nominated NOVA program “The Great Math Mystery”); the national bestseller Brilliant Blunders; and The Accelerating Universe. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

Books by this Author

Brilliant Blunders
Is God a Mathematician?
The Equation That Couldn't Be Solved


Mario Livio on Brilliant Blunders

Mario Livio shows how even geniuses make major mistakes and why errors are an essential part of achieving breakthroughs.