Recognized mathematician and science writer Amir D. Aczel is the author of numerous books that have appeared on various bestseller lists in the United States and abroad, with translations into 22 languages. Present at the Creation: The Story of CERN and the Large Hadron Collider is his most recent literary contribution. Previous publications include Uranium Wars, The Cave and the Cathedral, The Jesuit and the Skull, Descartes’ Secret Notebook, The Mystery of the Aleph, God’s Equation, The Riddle of the Compass, Entanglement, Pendulum, and the international bestseller Fermat’s Last Theorem. In addition, Aczel writes popular science articles for Scientific American and other similar publications. His public lectures are often sold out months in advance.
From 2005 to 2007, Aczel was a visiting scholar in the history of science at Harvard University. In 2004, he became a Guggenheim Fellow.