Laura Grego is a senior scientist in the Global Security Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists. She focuses her analysis and advocacy on the technology and security dimensions of ballistic missile defense and of outer space security. She has authored or co-authored numerous papers on a range of topics, including cosmology, space security, and missile defense, and has testified before Congress and addressed the UN General Assembly and the UN Conference on Disarmament on space security issues. Dr. Grego is a technical advisor for the Woomera Manual on the International Law of Military Space Operations project. She also serves as associate editor of Science and Global Security, and as a delegate to the American Physical Society’s Panel on Public Affairs for the Forum on Physics and Society.
Before joining UCS, Dr. Grego was a postdoctoral researcher at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. She earned a PhD in experimental physics at the California Institute of Technology, and a BS in physics and astronomy at the University of Michigan. An expert source for print, radio, TV, and online news, Dr. Grego has been cited by the Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, New Scientist, New York Times, Washington Post and USA Today, and has appeared on CNN, Fox News, the Discovery Channel, and NPR.