Katie Mack
Assistant Professor of Physics, North Carolina State University

Katie Mack is a theoretical astrophysicist who studies a range of questions in cosmology, the study of the Universe from beginning to end. She is currently assistant professor of physics at North Carolina State University, where she is also a member of the Leadership in Public Science Cluster. She is the author of The End of Everything (Astrophysically Speaking) (2020).

Written by Katie Mack

Viewed from the International Space Station, stars glitter in the night sky above the Earth’s atmospheric glow. Photo courtesy Nasa

Essay/
Cosmology
Big space

Our planet is a tiny porthole, looking over a cosmic sea. Can we learn what lies beyond our own horizons of perception?

Katie Mack