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Mark Rosin

Associate Professor


Mark Rosin is an associate professor of physics at the Pratt Institute and Executive Director at Guerilla Science, an international science and society organization. He is also the Associate Director of Pratt’s STEAMplant Initiative. His work focuses on problems in plasma physics, applied mathematics, and computational physics, and the connections between science, art, and culture, and their realizations in the public places and spaces that science is least expected.

Mark teaches a highly regarded course on the Science of Light, that covers topics in color theory, vision, illusions, and optics, from a fundamental physics perspective. He also teaches an interdisciplinary Pratt Integrative Course, Scientific Provocations, that looks at the intersections of Science and Art through the lenses of functionality, creativity, and activism. This semester Mark will be teaching Creative Coding, an upper division course for coding in the visual arts using Python.

Mark is the winner of the Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science from the American Association for the Advancement of Science and an Ashoka Foundation Emerging Innovator.

Mark did his postdoctoral work at the University of California, Los Angeles and received his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge. His work with Guerilla Science has been featured in the New Yorker, New York Times, and in VICE, and has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Smithsonian, Wellcome Trust, Simons Foundation, NASA and Burning Man.

Ph.D. Applied Mathematics, Cambridge University.

M.Sci Physics, University of Bristol


Top 5 Papers

Mark’s full publication list can be found on his Google Scholar page

Recent Funded Research Projects

  • NSF, Exploring Transdisciplinary Approaches to STEM Teaching and Learning, Project Page, Principal Investigator, $300K
  • NSF, Data Literacy with, for, and by Youth, Project Page, Co-Principal Investigator, #2005608, $300K
  • Simons Foundation, Guerilla Science, Principal Investigator, #624962, $285K
  • NSF, Research and Development on Understanding STEM Identity Using Live Cultural Experiences, Project Page, Principal Investigator, #2043718, $1.13 million
  • Simons Foundation, Guerilla Science, Principal Investigator, #1612719, $1.25 million