Welcome to the Astronomy Department at Berkeley



Phil Hopkins 1. What's your name?
1) Christopher Klein, PhD (in prep)

2. Where were you working mot recently?
2) I just finished up three seasons on the Formula 1 circuit driving for the Jaguar team. Also, I recently graduated from Caltech. I've been very busy recently.

3. Are you here as a student, postdoc, faculty member, researcher, admin, or in some other capacity?
3) I am a student, but I also teach myself sometimes.

4. Are you working closely with a particular group (CIPS, RAL, TAC, ...) and / or on a particular fellowship (Miller, Einstein, NSF, ...)?
4) I'm doing research with Josh Bloom's TCP group. I'm also pursuing an independent research project investigating the relationships between brownie recipes and brownie quality.

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?
5) Josh Bloom is my faculty mentor.

6. Which office are you sitting in?
6) I'm sitting in 541, but active sitting.

7. Tell us (in 2 or 3 sentences) a little about what you'll be working on at Berkeley.
7) At Berkeley I will be working on teaching astronomy, learning old astronomy, and learning new astronomy through research. As mentioned above, I'm working on transient classification. My current projects are to write a program to identify asteroids in transients detections and simulate light curves to help teach a different program how to classify transients (so that humans don't have to). Also, as mentioned above, I'm working on perfecting my brownie recipes.

8. Anything else (in 2 or 3 sentences) you'd like to tell us about yourself, your interests, your family, etc.?
8) I'm from Portland, I'm one of two first-years with little to no hair on my head, I like brownies. Oh, I do the "Tasty Tuesday" next week (10/7) and I was going to bring in brownies. How many should I make (i.e., how many do you want to eat)? I was thinking a gross would be enough. That's only 12 batches, but its 144 brownies. In addition to getting good at making good brownies, I've also gotten good at streamlining the process. Anyhoo, come to Tasty Tuesday next week. Your mouth will thank you.