Roger F. Malina

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Most Recent Affiliation(s):

  • University of Texas at Dallas, _Professor

Other Affiliation(s):

  • Leonardo, Executive Editor

ISEA Bio(s) Available:

  • ISEA2020

    Roger Malina is a physicist, astronomer and Executive Editor of the Leonardo publications at MIT Press. With dual appointments as Professor of Arts and Technology and Professor of Physics at UT Dallas, his work focuses on connections among the natural sciences and arts, design and humanities. Malina is the former Director of the Observatoire Astronomique de Marseille Provence (OAMP) in Marseille and was a member of its observational cosmology group which collaborated on investigations regarding the nature of dark matter and dark energy. He has been a member of the Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Study (Institut Méditerranéen de Recherches Avancées, IMERA), that contributes to trans-disciplinarity between the sciences and the arts and places emphasis on the human dimensions of the sciences.

    With a specialty in space instrumentation, Malina was the principal investigator for the NASA Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer Satellite at the University of California, Berkeley. He also founded the Leonardo organizations in San Francisco and Paris, whose missions are to promote work that explores the intersection of the arts, sciences, and new technologies. Malina received an Honorary Doctorate from the Polytechnic University of Valencia Spain, holds a BS in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a PhD in Astronomy from the University of California, Berkeley.


    Roger Malina (born 1950) is an American physicist, astronomer, Executive Editor of Leonardo Publications at M.I.T Press and distinguished professor of arts and technology, and professor of physics at the University of Texas at Dallas, USA.

    ISEA 2012

    Roger Malina, USA, born 1950, is a physicist, astronomer, Executive Editor of Leonardo Publications at M.I.T Press and distinguished professor of arts and technology, and professor of physics at the University of Texas at Dallas. He is also a Directeur de Recherche of the C.N.R.S. at the Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Marseille. His specialty in astrophysics is space instrumentation. His current work focusses on connections between science and art.


    Roger Malina, co-chair, is Chairman of the Board of the International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology and Executive Editor of its journal Leonardo. He is an astronomer and Director of the NASA EUVE Observatory at the University of California, Berkeley and of the CNRS-CNES Laboratoire d’Astronomie Spatiale in Marseille, France.

Last Known Location:

  • Dallas, Texas, United States of America

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