Dr. Gregory L. Matloff, emeritus associate and adjunct associate professor of physics at New York City College of Technology NYCCT, has coordinated the astronomy program at that institution, has consulted for the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, is a Fellow of the British interplanetary Society, is a Hayden Associate at the American Museum of Natural History and is a Corresponding Member of the International Academy of Astronautics. His pioneering research in solar-sail technology has been utilized by NASA in plans for extra-solar probes and in consideration of technologies to divert Earth-threatening asteroids.
He served as guest professor at the University of Siena, Italy, in 1994, has chaired many technical sessions and was honored by NYCCT as Scholar-on-Campus during the 2008-2009 academic year. In 1998, he was a winner of a SETI competition sponsored by the National Academy of Discovery Science. He has authored or co-authored more than 100 research papers and nine books, which have been cited about 400 times. Dr. Greg Matloff was appointed an advisor to Yuri Milner’s Breakthrough Initiative Project Starshot in April 2016. In January 2017, he presented a Frontiers Lecture on interstellar travel at the American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan.
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