Stuart Rojstaczer is an American writer, scientist and musician. Born in Milwaukee, he received degrees from the University of Wisconsin, University of Illinois and Stanford University. He is a former Duke University geophysics professor, and has lived in Israel, Italy and throughout the United States. He has written about education for The New York Times and The Washington Post, and has written research articles in hydrology, ecology, geophysics and geology for Science, Nature and many other scientific journals. He has written two books – one on higher education, “Gone for Good,” and one novel, “The Mathematician’s Shiva.” His awards include being a Karma Foundation Annual Short Story Finalist and a National Science Foundation Young Investigator. He lives with his wife in Northern California.