Francois Grey

Physicist, Citizen Science Leader

Francois Grey is a physicist and the head of Citizen Science at NYU’s Center for Urban Science and Progress. He launched the popular Science and the City hackfest series at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program and the first Science Hack Day NYC, which premiered at the World Science Festival in 2013. Grey has also started several volunteer computing or online citizen science projects, including LHC@home, Africa@home, and Asia@home. In 2009, he established the Citizen Cyberscience Centre in Geneva, a global partnership involving CERN (where he spent six years), the United Nations Institute for Training and Research, and the University of Geneva.