Search Site
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
MembersReviewsPopularityRatingFavorited   Events   
5,600 (11,057)3153,902 (3.85)2
Leonard Mlodinow was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1954. He received bachelor's degrees in math and physics and a master's degree in physics from Brandeis University and a PhD in theoretical physics from the University of California, Berkeley. He was a Bantrell Research Fellow in Theoretical Physics at the California Institute of Technology, and then became an Alexander von Humboldt fellow at the Max-Planck-Institute for Physics and Astrophysics in Munich, Germany. In the 1980s, he wrote for numerous television shows including MacGyver, Star Trek: the Next Generation, and Night Court. In 1993, he decided to switch to computer gaming and became producer, executive producer and designer of several award-winning games. From 1997 to 2003, he was the vice president for software development and then vice president and publisher for math education at Scholastic Inc. In 2005, he began teaching at the California Institute of Technology. He is now a full-time writer. His books include Euclid's Window, Feynman's Rainbow, A Briefer History of Time with Stephen Hawking, The Drunkard's Walk, The Grand Design with Stephen Hawking, and War of the Worldviews with Deepak Chopra. He has also written two children's books with Matt Costello: The Last Dinosaur and Titanic Cat. (Bowker Author Biography)
— biography from The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives
… (more)
The Grand Design 2,953 copies, 107 reviews
A Briefer History of Time 2,240 copies, 42 reviews
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2011 (Contributor) 264 copies, 5 reviews

Top members (works)

Member favorites

astronomy (151) astrophysics (64) audio (25) audiobook (40) biography (58) brain (24) chance (48) cosmology (229) ebook (94) economics (40) essays (32) geometry (62) goodreads (39) hardcover (32) history (135) history of science (47) Kindle (81) math (416) nature (34) neuroscience (29) non-fiction (783) philosophy (81) physics (548) popular science (113) probability (148) psychology (180) quantum physics (32) randomness (105) read (68) religion (24) science (1,190) space (28) statistics (122) Stephen Hawking (29) string theory (24) time (45) to-read (747) universe (57) unread (51) wishlist (35)
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical name
Legal name
Other names
Date of birth
Date of death
Burial location
Country (for map)
Place of death
Cause of death
Places of residence
Awards and honors
Short biography
Disambiguation notice

LibraryThing Early Reviewers Alum

Leonard Mlodinow's book The Grand Design was available from LibraryThing Early Reviewers.

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

Member ratings

Average: (3.85)
0.5 1
1 14
1.5 6
2 79
2.5 22
3 401
3.5 132
4 799
4.5 61
5 396

Author pictures (2)


(see all 2 author pictures)

Improve this author

Combine/separate works

Author division

Leonard Mlodinow is currently considered a "single author." If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author.


Leonard Mlodinow is composed of 10 names. You can examine and separate out names.

Combine with…


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 179,852,773 books! | Top bar: Always visible