Nobel prize winner Albert Einstein is one of the greatest scientists who ever lived. By power of thought alone, he gave us a fresh conception of the universe. He showed us that space and time are elastic - shrinking or expanding, speeding up or slowing down, depending on your movement. Join him for a coffee and he'll tell you all about his revolutionary work on relativity, his quest for a grand unifying theory of the cosmos, and personal matters too - from the pleasures of sailing and music to his anxieties about the nuclear bomb he had helped to unleash. His patient, down-to-earth answers to all questions will make everything amazingly clear.
Carlos I. Calle is a senior research scientist and laboratory director at NASA Kennedy Space Center. In addition to publishing over 150 scientific papers, he is the author of four books for the general reader.
His most recent book, The Universe - Order Without Design, presents the current cosmological theories, exploring the problem of origins and the exciting possibility that science can explain the existence of the universe. His discussion is honest and rooted in science, evaluating each theory in light of the testable predictions that they make and that can be verified in the not too distant future.
He writes his books in his library at home. When he is away from his NASA lab and not working on a new book, he enjoys drawing and sculpting.