Alan Alda has written five feature films (including The Four Seasons and The Seduction of Joe Tynan), two best selling books, and 19 episodes of the highly acclaimed television series M*A*S*H, one of which was awarded an EMMY for writing. The final episode, which he co-wrote, was watched by over 100 million people the night it was broadcast. His stage play, Radiance: The Passion of Marie Curie, premiered at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles and is published by Samuel French. As an actor, Mr. Alda has appeared in many feature films, including The Aviator, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award. He has appreared often on the Broadway stage, where he received three Tony nominations. On television, where he played Hawkeye Pierce for eleven years on the series M*A*S*H, he won 6 EMMY awards and 33 nominations for writing, acting and directing. His long-time interest in science led to his interviewing hundreds of scientists around the world for eleven years on the award-winning PBS series Scientific American Frontiers. In 2010, he hosted the science series The Human Spark on PBS. On Broadway, he appeared as the physicist Richard Feynman in the play QED. In 2006, he was presented with the National Science Board’s Public Service Award for his efforts in helping to broaden the public's understanding of science. He is a Visiting Professor at Stony Brook University’s Center for Communicating Science, which he helped found, and where he helps develop innovative programs that enable scientists to communicate more effectively with the public.