Katie Mack

Katie Mack

Theoretical Astrophysicist

Dr. Katherine (Katie) Mack is a theoretical astrophysicist who studies a range of questions in cosmology, including the study of the universe from beginning to end. She currently holds the position of Assistant Professor of Physics at North Carolina State University, where she is also a member of the Leadership in Public Science Cluster. Throughout her career, she has studied dark matter, the early universe, galaxy formation, black holes, cosmic strings and the ultimate fate of the cosmos. Alongside her academic research, she is an active science communicator and has been published in a number of popular publications such as Scientific American, Slate, Sky & Telescope, Time.com and Cosmos Magazine, where she is a columnist. She is also a 2020 TED fellow, sparking positive change around the world.

Katie's book about the ultimate cosmic demise, “The End of Everything (Astrophysically Speaking)” is now available for pre-order and is scheduled for publication on August 4, 2020 (delayed from June due to coronavirus) by Scribner. Links for pre-order can be found on her website. 

Visit her website for more information about her research and to pre-order her book at: http://www.astrokatie.com/

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