Dr Katherine (Katie) Mack is a theoretical astrophysicist who studies a range of questions in cosmology, 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. You can find her on Twitter as @AstroKatie.
For information on my upcoming book about ultimate cosmic demise, The End of Everything, see this page.
Where to find me on the web:
A brief, non-random sampling of some of my writing and science communication work and profiles of me:
Black Holes, Cosmic Collisions and the Rippling of Spacetime: article for Scientific American on gravitational waves
Disorientation — a poem about the Universe
Feature in Motherboard about my research and science communication career
The Dark Matter Poltergeist: article for Slate.com on dark matter
Video interview about the beauty of mathematics
Losing Neil Armstrong: a guest blog post for the Foundational Questions Institute
This is About -- The Moon and other things: Radio feature/interview about my family connection to the Apollo 11 Moon landings
Presentation on the vacuum decay end-of-universe scenario at the Above All Human conference
Interview about dark matter for Melbourne University's Up Close podcast [audio]