Stephen Ornes is an award-winning science and math writer whose work has appeared in Scientific American, Discover, New Scientist, onEarth, Physics World, and other outlets. His story The Whole Universe Catalog, about a quartet of aging mathematicians racing to save the largest proof in math history, was featured in the 2016 Best American Science and Nature Writing. His work has been recognized with awards from the AAAS/Kavli Foundation, the American Society of Journalists and Authors, Houston Methodist Hospital, and the Association of Health Care Journalists. He regularly contributes stories about science for children to Science News for Students, an online publication read by tens of thousands of students and teachers worldwide. He lives in Nashville, TN.