Simon Singh is a science writer and broadcaster based in London. His television work has included producing and directing programmes such as Tomorrow's World, Horizonand Earth Story. His documentary about the world's most notorious mathematical problem was nominated for an Emmy and won a BAFTA. In 1997 he wrote a book on the same subject, entitled Fermat's Last Theorem, which was the first mathematics book to become a No.1 bestseller in Britain and which has been translated into over 25 languages. In 1999 Simon published The Code Book, a history of codes and code breaking, which also became an international best-seller.
Simon presented a 5-part series on the history of cryptography for Channel 4, The Science of Secrecy and has hosted a puzzle series on BBC4 Mind Games. His programmes on Radio 4 include The Serendipity of Science, Five Numbers and Another Five Numbers. He has a strong interest in science education, having taught in schools in South Africa and India and having given lectures in schools and universities throughout the UK.