Rowan Hooper

Rowan Hooper
Rowan Hooper is a senior editor at New Scientist magazine in London, and host of the award-winning New Scientist Weekly podcast. After gaining a PhD in evolutionary biology, he moved to Japan and worked as a field biologist in a wildlife conservation lab at the National Institute for Environmental Studies, then a national newspaper in Tokyo where he was science editor. After eight years in Japan he moved to Trinity College Dublin in Ireland to join a nanophysics lab before joining New Scientist in 2005. He is the author of Superhuman: Life at the Extremes of Mental and Physical Ability and most recently, How To Spend A Trillion Dollars. His work has been published in the Guardian, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Wired and The Economist. He lives in London with his partner and two daughters.