Thomas Levenson is a US academic, science writer and documentary filmmaker. As of 2020, he is Professor of Science Writing and director of the graduate program in science writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

He has also written six books: Ice Time: Climate, Science and Life on Earth, Measure for Measure: A Musical History of Science, Einstein in Berlin, The Hunt for Vulcan: And How Albert Einstein Destroyed a Planet, Discovered Relativity, and Deciphered the Universe (shortlisted for the Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize 2016), Newton and the Counterfeiter, and Money for Nothing (longlisted for the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award, 2020).

Books in order of publication:

Ice Time: Climate, Science, and Life on Earth – 1989

Measure for Measure: A Musical History of Science – 1994

Einstein in Berlin – 2003

Newton and the Counterfeiter: The Unknown Detective Career of the World’s Greatest Scientist – 2009

The Hunt for Vulcan: . . . And How Albert Einstein Destroyed a Planet, Discovered Relativity, and Deciphered the Universe – 2015

Money for Nothing: The Scientists, Fraudsters, and Corrupt Politicians Who Reinvented Money, panicked a Nation, and Made the World Rich – 2020