Associate Director of ATEC
Office: ATC 3.202
Roger Malina is a physicist, astronomer, Executive Editor of Leonardo Publications at MIT Press, Distinguished Professor of Art and Technology and Professor of Physics and Associate Director of the Arts and Technology Program at UT Dallas.
His work focuses on creating research and development projects which connect the arts and contemporary sciences, and initiatives in experimental publishing and knowledge curation.
Roger Malina obtained his BS in physics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1972, and his PhD in Astronomy from the University of California, Berkeley in 1979. He was Principal Investigator for the NASA Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer Satellite at the University of California, Berkeley.
He is former director of the Observatoire Astronomique de Marseille Provence (OAMP) in Marseille, and member of the observational cosmology group of the Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Marseille, which performs on investigations on the nature of dark matter and dark energy. He is a Directeur de Recherche in the CNRS at the University of Aix Marseille.
Malina is president of the Association Leonardo in France, which fosters connections between the arts, sciences and technology, and has been the editor-in-chief of Leonardo Journal at MIT Press since 1982.
He is a member of the Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Study (Institut Méditerranéen de Recherches Avancées, IMERA), an institute he helped set up. IMERA aims at contributing to interdisciplinarity and places emphasis on the human dimensions of the sciences. He leads the ATEC ArtSciLab which carries out research and development that requires collaboration between artists and scientists, applied to problems of societal urgency and cultural timeliness. Projects include the Leonardo Initiatives with international Leonardo organisations, STEM to STEAM initiatives, the Data Remix Engine project .
See artscilab.utdallas.edu for further information on my activities.