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Mario Livio is a senior astrophysicist at the Hubble Space Telescope Science Institute. He joined the institute in 1991 as head of the Archive Branch and also served as the head of the institute’s Science Division. In addition to his scientific interests, Mario is a self-proclaimed art fanatic who owns hundreds of art books. During the past few years, he has combined his passions for science and art in five popular books, including “The Golden Ratio,” “The Equation That Couldn’t Be Solved” and “Is God a Mathematician?” His new book is “Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein – Colossal Mistakes by Great Scientists That Changed Our Understanding of Life and the Universe” (Simon & Schuster).

Previous National Book Festival Appearances

Mario Livio

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