Jimena Canales is an award-winning author and scholar and an expert in the history of science. She is the author of A Tenth of a Second and The Physicist and The Philosopher: Einstein, Bergson, and the Debate That Changed Our Understanding of Time, voted Best Science Books for 2015 by Science Friday, NPR, Public Radio International and Brainpickings, Top Reads for 2015 by The Independent, and Books of the Year for 2016 by The Tablet. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, WIRED, BBC, Aperture, and Artforum and in numerous scholarly journals. She was previously the Thomas M. Siebel Professor in the History of Science at the University of Illinois and an associate professor at the History of Science Department at Harvard University. Canales received her M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University.