• Our Academic genealogy (2/3 way down the page) goes back to 1822 and includes Fowler, Chandrasekhar, Wien, and Helmholtz. The tree started in Cambridge UK and Germany and migrated westward to Columbia/MIT/Princeton/Chicago/California.

  • I know you don't believe it. But here is proof that I have been near a telescope. And I was the only one who stayed awake.

  • My secret life? In my past, I studied violin performance at the New England Conservatory of Music. My teachers included Masuko Ushioda, Lucy Chapman, and Stephanie Chase. I joined many of Masuko's colleagues and current/former students in this memorial performance of the middle two movements of Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings in Jordan Hall on September 29, 2013.

  • My little conductor (with itchy ears)