Mark Galassi

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Mark Galassi
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BornJanuary 8, 1965 (1965-01-08) (age 57)
EducationReed College
Stony Brook University
Known forGNU Scientific Library

Mark Galassi is a physicist, computer scientist and contributor to the free software movement. He was born in Manhattan, grew up in France and Italy and lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Current work[edit]

He works in the Space Science and Applications group at the Los Alamos National Laboratory as a research scientist.

In Los Alamos he has worked in:

Galassi has been involved in the GNU project since 1984 and designed the GNU Scientific Library together with James Theiler and contributed to other free software projects (GNOME, Dominion).

He is also currently board chair and vice president of the Software Freedom Conservancy.[3]

In 2019, Galassi conceived of and co-founded the Institute for Computing in Research[4] which pays high school students to intern doing scholarly research rooted in free/open-source software.


He studied at the Liceo classico Giuseppe Parini[5][circular reference], graduating in 1983.

He completed his BA in physics at Reed College in 1986.[6]

He then completed his Ph.D. in physics in 1992 at the Institute for Theoretical Physics at Stony Brook under Martin Roček and Warner Miller.[7]

He also worked for Tektronix, Cygnus Solutions (now part of Red Hat) working on Guile and eCos.[8]


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  5. ^ it:Liceo classico Giuseppe Parini
  6. ^ "Theses - Physics - Reed College".
  7. ^ "People at the C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics".
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