Thomas Levenson

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Thomas Levenson is a US academic, science writer and documentary film-maker. As of 2012, he is Professor of Science Writing and director of the graduate program in science writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has also written five books: Ice Time: Climate, Science and Life on Earth, Measure for Measure: A Musical History of Science, Einstein in Berlin,[1] The Hunt for Vulcan: And How Albert Einstein Destroyed a Planet, Discovered Relativity, and Deciphered the Universe (shortlisted for the Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize 2016),[2] and Newton and the Counterfeiter.[3][4][5]

He also writes articles and reviews for newspapers and magazines.


Levenson earned his bachelor’s degree in East Asian Studies from Harvard University.

Levenson is married and lives in Massachusetts with his wife and son.