Brian Clegg was born in Lancashire. He read Natural Sciences at Cambridge University before doing an MA at Lancaster University. His books have been translated into several languages and include Before the Big Bang: The Prehistory of the Universe, A Brief History of Infinity: The Quest to Think the Unthinkable and Inflight Science: A Guide to the World from your Aeroplane Window. He has lectured at the Royal Institution in London and has spoken at Oxford and Cambridge Universities. He runs www.popularscience.co.uk and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Brian lives in Wiltshire with his wife and twin children.