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Daniel Katz conducts theoretical research in gravitation and cosmology. His main focus has been on testing non-standard (i.e. non General Relativity) theories of gravity against cosmological observations to assess their validity. Recently, his research has become centered on violations of the equivalence principle of General Relativity in quantum systems and its restoration in the classical limits of those systems. This analysis is facilitated by a new scheme for quantizing the proper time an object experiences as it moves. He is also interested in the challenge of effectively teaching physics and astronomy to non-science majors. In particular, he helps students get past the all too common mindset of “I can’t do math or science.” He received both his BS and MS degrees in physics from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and his Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts Lowell.