Mario Livio is an internationally known astrophysicist, formerly at the Hubble Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore, Maryland, and a popular lecturer. He is the author of The Golden Ratio, a highly acclaimed book about mathematics and art for which he received the International Pythagoras Prize and the Peano Prize; The Equation That Couldn’t Be Solved; Is God a Mathematician?; The Accelerating Universe; Brilliant Blunders, and Galileo: And the Science Deniers. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
Galileo’s Battle Against Science Denial
How Galileo’s fight for science against skeptics is more relevant than ever.
The Curious Case Of…Curiosity
From child development to cognition, author and astrophysicist Mario Livio contemplates how we can shift our focus back on curiosity.
Probing Humanity’s Endless ‘Why?’
Curiosity drives much of our learning and creativity. Where do we get it from, and how does it change our brains?
Weighing A Star With Gravity: Einstein’s ‘Impossible’ Experiment
A century ago, we used general relativity to weigh the sun. A research team has finally done the same for a star outside our solar system.
When Great Scientists Got It Wrong
In Brilliant Blunders, Mario Livio explores colossal errors by science’s greatest minds.
Were the theories of illustrious minds such as Linus Pauling and Albert Einstein free of serious blunders? Absolutely not!