About Paul Hoffman
President & CEO, Liberty Science Center
Paul Hoffman is the President and CEO of the Liberty Science Center, one of the nation’s largest and most preeminent interactive science museums. He is a noted expert on the public understanding of science, and has advised NASA, the National Science Foundation, the National Academy of Engineering, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He is the former President and Editor-in-Chief of Discover magazine, the former Editorial Chairman of Big Think, and President and Publisher of Encyclopaedia Britannica. He is also an award-winning author of 11 books. Chicago magazine called Hoffman “the smartest man in the world” and The New York Times called him “Mayor of Strange Places.” Hoffman is co-owner of two Brooklyn restaurants, Rucola and BrisketTown, and an early investor in Kitchensurfing.