Paul Hoffman has been publisher of Encyclopdia Britannica since June 1997. He is also host of the PBS series, "Great Minds of Science." He was president and editor in chief of Discover, in a ten-year tenure with that magazine. He lives in Chicago and Woodstock, New York. Author of at least ten books, he has appeared on CBS This Morning and The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer as a correspondent. Hoffman is also a puzzlemaster using the pseudonym Dr. Crypton. He designed the puzzle in the 1984 book Treasure: In Search of the Golden Horse. He also wrote a book on Paul Erds called The man who loved only numbers..
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