Nate Silver is a statistician and political forecaster at The New York Times who
became a national sensation in the United States when his predictions during the 2008
presidential election trumped most mainstream polls. He is a contributor to The New York
Times Magazine and has appeared as a commentator on CNN and MSNBC. He has spoken at TED
and SXSW, and was named one of TIME's 100 Most Influential People in the world.