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Margaret Wertheim is an Australian-born science writer, artist and curator. She is the author of six books including Pythagoras’ Trousers (1996), a history of physics, religion and women. Her Crochet Coral Reef project (created with her twin Christine Wertheim) is a pioneering science-and-art endeavour that has engaged thousands of women in 35 cities and countries including the USA, UK, Germany, Australia and the UAE. She lives in Los Angeles.