Michael Nielsen is a scientist and writer. He was one of the early pioneers of both quantum computation and open science. He has written invited articles for Nature, Scientific American, Quanta magazine, the Wall Street Journal and many other publications. He is co-author of one of the ten most cited books in the history of physics; of one of the most popular books about artificial intelligence, with more than two million readers; and of the pioneering book about open science, Reinventing Discovery. He lives in San Francisco, where he is a research fellow at YC Research.