Peter Spork was born in 1965 in Frankfurt/Main and studied biology, anthropology and psychology in Marburg and Hamburg. He was awarded his doctorate degree in neurobiology/bio-cybernetic in Hamburg. Since 1991 Peter Spork has been working as a free-lance scientific journalist for the publications Die Zeit, Geo Wissen, FAZ, NZZ, Süddeutsche Zeitung, bild der wissenschaft. He is a coveted speaker at company events and medical congresses. He is the author of several popular science books that have been translated into nine languages. The titles of some of his books are "The Clockwork of Nature", "The Sleep Book", "The Second Code."