Welcome to the Astronomy Department at Berkeley



Daniel Perley
1. What's your name?

Daniel Perley

2. Where were you working most recently?

I was an undergraduate at Cornell from 2000-2004.

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

Graduate student.

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

I am philosophically opposed to acronyms.

 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?

I work with Josh Bloom.

6. Which office are you sitting in?

715.

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

I work on observational follow-up of gamma-ray bursts.  Right now the
largest focus of my study is on the host galaxies of these events -
especially the most peculiar bursts - via a large campaign at Keck
Observatory.  I also work closely on the study of gamma-ray bursts
themselves (and their afterglows) using large and small telescopes to
observe the burst as it fades away.

 8. Anything else (in 2 or 3 sentences) you'd like to tell us about
 yourself, your interests, your family, etc.?

I'm really big into outdoor activities, especially ones that involve
going to the Sierras (or occasionally more distant mountain ranges, as I
also really enjoy travel).  Failing that, more locally I also like less
adventurous things: going out to the local pubs with friends or indoor
games of various sorts (mainly multiplayer stuff; I am mildly obsessed
with Super Smash Brothers).  Failing all those things, I pretend to be a
raccoon on the internet.