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AAAS Fellow Biography

Gregory Mack

Dr. Gregory Mack
AAAS Fellow
Directorate for Mathematical & Physical Sciences
Division of Physics
Class of 2014

Greg Mack earned his Ph.D. in Physics (Theoretical Astrophysics) from The Ohio State University in 2008, specializing in the particle properties of dark matter. Prior to the AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship, he taught at Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, OH, as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy for the past four years. There, he taught courses including introductory astronomy for a general student audience, introductory physics for non-physics majors, cosmology for science and non-science majors, and Quantum Mechanics 2 for the physics/astrophysics majors while mentoring student research. Being a ballet/modern dancer as well as a physicist, he also has investigated ways to use the arts to help communicate science. This has included using dancers to help illustrate ideas in a science lecture concerning the history of the universe at Ohio Wesleyan instead of traditional PowerPoint slides. In the Division of Physics at NSF, he will be working on a project focused on improving physics communication.

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