Theoretical Astrophysicist at Melbourne University
Dr. Katie Mack is a theoretical astrophysicist. Her work focuses on finding new ways to learn about the early universe and fundamental physics using astronomical observations, probing the building blocks of nature by examining the cosmos on the largest scales. Throughout her career as a researcher at Caltech, Princeton, Cambridge, and now Melbourne University, she has studied dark matter, black holes, cosmic strings, and the formation of the first galaxies in the Universe. Katie is also a science writer, an active online science communicator and is passionate about science outreach. She is participating in "The Story of Light: Surveying the Cosmos".