Katie Mack, outside the Perimeter Institute where she holds the Hawking Chair in Cosmology.

Will the Universe End with a Big Crunch or a Vacuum Decay? Famed Perimeter cosmologist Katie Mack discusses the odds

For starters, she’s not a science nerd. Brilliant, yes. Well versed in astrophysics and cosmology, for sure. A professional predictor of the impending destruction of the universe – that is her specialty. But “nerd” doesn’t do her justice. for one thing, Katie Mack – the recently installed Hawking Chair in Cosmology and Science Communication at …

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