Mordecai-Mark Mac Low is an adjunct professor of astronomy at Columbia University and a curator in the Department of Astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History. He received a Ph.D. in physics at the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1989 and held posts at NASA’s Ames Research Center, the University of Chicago, and the Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie before starting at Columbia in 1999. He is a recipient of an NSF CAREER award and a Humboldt Research Prize. He studies the formation of planets, stars, galaxies, and binary black holes, as well as the structure of the interstellar medium, primarily using numerical simulations. He has curated or co-curated two Space Shows at the Hayden Planetarium of the AMNH and helped found the Museum’s Master of Arts in Teaching degree program.
formation of stars and galaxies, structure and dynamics of the interstellar medium