About the Author
Paul Doherty is senior staff scientist at San Francisco’s famed Exploratorium Museum. He received his PhD in Solid State Physics from MIT in 1974 and was a tenured physics professor at Oakland University from 1974 to 1986. In 1986 he came to the Exploratorium, where he teaches high-school science teachers how to make science class relevant and interesting. He is the founding director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at the Exploratorium and has written over a dozen science books including the Explorabook, which has sold over one million copies. Paul is currently searching for a nearby black hole to jump into to test the scientific predictions of what will happen to him.