Daniel Grin, Program Coordinator
Daniel Grin is an Assistant Professor of Physics at Haverford College. Before that, he was a National Science Foundation (NSF) Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral (AAPF) fellow at the University of Chicago. Passionate about working with older adults, Dan proposed the L3 program as the broader impacts component of a successful 2009 AAPF proposal. In Chicago, when he wasn’t doing research, Dan coordinated and administered the L3 program. Helping to create and run L3 has been one of the most rewarding adventures of Dan’s career.
In practice, this meant Dan cultivated and maintained relationships with venue program directors, recruited and helped train speakers (in collaboration with Randy Landsberg and Karen Kolb Flude), gave talks, acted as master of ceremonies at many of the talks, presented about the program at American Astronomical Society (AAS) and American Society on Ageing (ASA) conferences, and coordinated several class visits every year to the Adler planetarium by our older adult participants.
Dan was born in Russia. He grew up in New York, Houston, Philadelphia, and Los Gatos, California. He went to college at Princeton University, and his Ph.D. in astrophysics at the California Institute of Technology. He’s since done postdoctoral fellowships at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ and the University of Chicago. By night and on weekends, he loves to play cello, read, explore Philadelphia, and spend time with his wonderful wife and daughter.