Trevor Pinch was born in Northern Ireland and is the Goldwyn Smith Professor of Science and Technology Studies and Professor of Sociology at Cornell University. He holds degrees in physics and sociology. He has authored many books and numerous articles on aspects of the sociology of science, the sociology of technology, the sociology of economics, and sound studies. His books include Analog Days: The Invention and Impact of the Moog Synthesizer. He is co editor of the Oxford Handbook of Sound Studies. He is also a performing musician with the Electric Golem and The Atomic forces. He has an honorary degree from Maastricht University.