043: Dr. Mark Jackson: Crowdfunding To Advance Scientific Research

Dr. Mark G. Jackson earned his B.S. in Physics and Mathematics from Duke University and his Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from Columbia University.  He has authored almost 40 technical papers during his ten years of research experience at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, the Lorentz Institute for Theoretical Physics, the Paris Centre for Cosmological Physics, the Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris, and the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences.

His research in theoretical physics and cosmology has included brane gas cosmology, cosmic superstrings, and signatures of ultra high energy physics in the cosmic microwave background.  In 2008 he co-edited the NASA/Fermilab CMBPol Conference White Paper emphasizing the need for a polarization-dedicated satellite telescope.

Realizing there was a shortage in scientific research funding, Dr. Jackson’s expertise in physics and enthusiasm for conveying science to the general public led him to create a specialized crowdfunding platform called Fiat Physica, to facilitate public support of scientific advancement.

During this episode, Nicole and Mark explore the importance of scientific advancement to our everyday lives, the key elements of an effective crowdfunding campaign, how to bridge the gap between the technical factors of your project and your marketing message, and some interesting examples from successful campaigns that focused in the area of scientific research and development.

For learn more, support a project, or launch your own crowdfunding campaign visit www.fiatphysica.com