Author, science educator, food entrepreneur, and host of the PBS television series Great Minds of Science. Was president and editor in chief of Discover magazine, and served as president and publisher of Encyclopadia Britannica. Lives in New York. Author of at eleven books. As television personality and commentator on science, he regularly appears on CNN, NPR, BBC and CBS. Paul holds a B.A. degree summa cum laude from Harvard, is the winner of the first National Magazine Award for Feature Writing and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2011, he was appointed president and CEO of the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City. He is also a partner in three food businesses, Rucola, a Northern Italian restaurant in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn; BrisketTown in Williamsburg, Brooklyn; and He is a chess player rated around 1900 and was the colour commentator on the live coverage of the man v. machine chess match between Garry Kasparov and the German calculating monster Deep Fritz.