Welcome to the Astronomy Department at Berkeley


Welcome to the Astronomy Department at Berkeley! We wish you all the best insettling in here and hope your time with us will be productive!
We have put together this website for everyone to view and to introduce themselves to all of our new incoming Grads and Faculty for 2008.


1. What's your name?

Brad Cenko

2. Where were you working most recently?

Caltech

3. Are you here as a student, postdoc, faculty member, researcher, admin, or in some other capacity?

Postdoc

4. Are you working closely with a particular group (CIPS, RAL, TAC, ...) and / or on a particular fellowship (Miller, Einstein, NSF, ...)? 

No fellowship.  See below for group / research interests.

5. If you're a student or postdoc, who is your faculty mentor? If you're faculty or staff, is there someone with whom you'll be working closely?

Alex F.

6. Which office are you sitting in?

421 Campbell

7. Tell us (in 2 or 3 sentences) a little about what you'll be working on at Berkeley.

I'm part of the of the Palomar Transient Factory, a wide-field (8 sq deg.), high cadence (time scales of minutes to days) survey of the optical sky to search for known (SNe, novae, AGN, etc.) and unknown transient phenomena.   My thesis work was in the GRB field, so I will also likely continue studies of Swift and (soon) Fermi events here.