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Mark Voit

Mark Voit

Mark Voit is an astronomer at the Space Telescope Science Institute who also works in the Institute's Office of Public Outreach. His research interests range over many topics in theoretical astrophysics, including the transformation of primordial gases into today's stars and galaxies, the effects of black holes on galaxies that harbor them, and how the properties of galaxy clusters reveal our universe's ultimate fate. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Colorado and continued his research as a postdoctoral fellow at Caltech and a Hubble Fellow at Johns Hopkins before coming to the Space Telescope Science Institute. In fall 2003, he will be moving to Michigan State University as a professor in the department of Physics and Astronomy.

In addition to his research, Mark specializes in introducing general audiences to the extraordinary universe unveiled by the Hubble Space Telescope. Mark was project scientist for the Smithsonian traveling exhibition "Hubble Space Telescope: New Views of the Universe" and is author of a popular companion book by the same title. He is the scientist behind NASA's HubbleSite and is also co-author of "The Cosmic Perspective," a widely used, non-technical astronomy textbook.

When not working, Mark like to spend time with his wife, Megan Donahue, and his three kids, Michaela, Sebastian, and Angela, often dragging them out to the woods to enjoy running, hiking, and orienteering.