Since you looked at this page, I must tell you that I am the most interesting person you will ever meet…ok I’m lying!  I’m just your average aspiring astronomer hoping to discover something cool in the universe.  In the meantime I continue to learn, explore, meet people, and have fun.

More details.  Well I finished my undergraduate work in physics at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky.  I am currently a Ph.D graduate student in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX.  My undergraduate research focused on studying cross correlations between the optical and gamma-ray wavelengths in Blazars.  I was also the senior telescope operator at Bell Observatory for a couple of years while helping run the University Physics Labs at WKU.  Currently I am working in astronomical instrumentation, helping to develop the next age of instruments to explore the universe.  My current project is working on the second of an instrument called MooSci which is used to help understand the ground layer turbulence at an observing site.  In particular the future site of the Giant Magellan Telescope.  I am also now working on a galaxy survey project called FourGE which will put me back in the driver’s seat on some world class telescopes!  Can’t wait to get observing again!

In addition to all that I enjoy working with people and showing them the joys of science (and astronomy in particular) which has led to my decision to create a blog.

I also consider myself a skeptic, looking for natural explanations to unknown events before assuming aliens, ghosts, or gremlins.  Science and skepticism, to me, are the same process applied to two different realms.  Science you use to discover, skepticism you use in your everyday life.  For what this has to do with the blog, check out the “About Critical Mix” page.

1 Response to “About me”

  1. 1 Kelly Metting
    2011/08/15 at 9:37 pm

    Yes you are the most interesting person and to understand what you mean by this you have to meet you(which I have). My main reason for leaving this comment is I’m wondering why nobody comments on your stuff!! You blog the science of things of things and I think that’s awesome!! Keep blogging and I’ll keep reading what you have to say

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