JANNA LEVIN is a Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Barnard College of Columbia University. She received a BA in physics and astronomy with a concentration in philosophy from Barnard, a PhD from MIT in the Center for Theoretical Physics, and subsequently worked at the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA) and the Center for Particle Astrophysics (CfPA) at the University of California, Berkeley before moving to England. There she held an Advanced Fellowship at the University of Cambridge in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP). Just prior to returning to the states she was awarded a Fellowship from the National Endowment for Science Technology and Arts to be a scientist-in-residence at the Ruskin School of Fine Art and Drawing in Oxford. She has worked on theories of the Early Universe, Chaos, and Black Holes.
She is the author of How The Universe Got Its Spots: Diary Of A Finite Time In A Finite Space and A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines.