I use spacecraft data and computer models to learn about the
interface between atmospheres and space,
and the consequences for how planets evolve.
Current group at a baseball game: (Back row) Hamda Al Khoori, Yaxue Dong, Hilary Egan, Jeremy Osowski, Robin Ramstad; (Front row) Rebecca Jolitz, Robby Stevens, Dave Brain, Tristan Weber
I teach courses in astronomy and planetary science in the APS Department at CU.
In Fall 2018 I am not teaching.
I enjoy engaging with people about astronomy and science in general, and rarely turn down an opportunity to speak for a general audience. In addition to public talks and occasional press or TV interviews, some of the fun things I've done include:
I was born and raised in Maryland, and have spent time living in Houston and the Bay Area of California. At present I live in Boulder with my wife and two children. We enjoy the mountains and getting outside as much as possible. I like to trail run, play racquetball and volleyball, hike, and see new places. I'm a long suffering fan of the Baltimore Orioles, who last won the World Series when I was 10 years old, and am learning to root for the Colorado Rockies, too. I'm always on the lookout for good Mexican food.