Ransom Stephens is a former physics professor and a fifth-generation Californian. He spent 15 years conducting cutting-edge particle physics research and taught at the University of Texas at Arlington. He then moved into high-tech to work for a wireless web start-up. He’s now a Silicon Valley consultant, novelist, and science writer. His new book, The Left Brain Speaks But The Right Brain Laughs looks at the neuroscience of innovation and creativity in art, science, and life. His novels, The God Patent and The Sensory Deception, also draw on his scientific work.
He lives in Petaluma, California.