Steven Weinberg is an American physicist and a Nobel laureate in physics for his work on the unification of the weak force and electromagnetic interaction between elementary particles. He is one of the most frequently cited theoretical physicists in the field of high energy physics. Weinberg is the author of nine books and numerous articles. His books on science written for the public combine typical scientific popularization with what are traditionally considered atheistic ideas. Weinberg’s famous quote, “The more the universe seems comprehensible, the more it seems pointless,” summarizes his view of what he calls the “chilling” impersonality of the universe. He has also accused religion of enabling good people to do evil things. Weinberg rejects the idea of any overlap between science and religion. He has specifically criticized the validity of intelligent design theory. In 2002, Weinberg was named Humanist of the Year by the American Humanist Association.