A physicist and author of seven books that have appeared in 25 languages, Leonard Mlodinow’s The Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives was a New York Times bestseller, editor’s choice, and notable book of the year, and was short-listed for the Royal Society book award. His most recent book, The Grand Design, co-authored with Stephen Hawking, reached number one on the New York Times list. His upcoming book, War of the Worldviews, is a debate with Deepak Chopra about the nature of life and the universe. Mlodinow has also written two children’s books, and for various network television series, including MacGyver, Star Trek, Next Generation, and Night Court.
Mlodinow received his PhD in theoretical physics from the University of California at Berkeley, was an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the Max-Planck-Institute fuer Physik und Astrophysik in Munich, and a member of the physics faculty at the California Institute of Technology. He currently lives in South Pasadena, California.