Ernst Peter Fischer, born in 1947 in Wuppertal, studied Mathematics, Physics and Biology. In 1977 he received his Ph.D. in Biology under Max Delbrück at the California Institute of Technology, and in 1987 he qualified as a professor in the subject of History of Science, which he taught as Professor at the University of Constance. As a scientific journalist he wrote articles for the magazines GEO, Bild der Wissenschaft, Weltwoche and for FAZ. He writes a blog about philosphical-scientific issues and current events at scienceblogs.de. Ernst Peter Fischer lives and works in Constance and Berlin.