Thank you for visiting my website. I hope you enjoy it. Below is some general information about the site as well as some helpful tips.


This personal website is a central repository for my written work. It includes original work and work done for other websites. Unless an agreement with another site prevents it, any articles I write will eventually appear here.


Content is organized into several broad categories:

About Me

I was raised on a small midwest farm with my parents and a Northwoods cabin with my grandmother. Over the years I’ve been a farmhand, father, programmer, husband, writer, and professor. I’m a first-generation college student with a Ph.D. in Physics and have published research in physics, astrophysics, and computational astrophysics. I currently work for the National Radio Astronomy Observatory.

Images on the site are owned by their attributed authors. The text on this site presented under a CC BY-NC license. You are free to reproduce and adapt it for non-commercial purposes. I don’t provide social media quick links on the site, since they track users, but you are free to link articles and share them.

Some academic institutions require specific consent from authors to use their material in the classroom. Let this serve as notice that educators are free to use material from this site for their classes so long as attribution is given.


You shouldn’t have to surrender your privacy to use a website, nor should you be bombarded by ads just to read a bit of content. This site doesn’t use cookies or scripts to track your activity. There are no ads or sponsored content. All content on the site is freely available without a paywall.

If you subscribe to the newsletter, I will never share your contact information with others, and will only use your email to send you newsletters regarding this website.

Supporting the Site

If you would like to financially contribute to the site, you can currently support it on Patreon.


If you have feedback or questions regarding the site I’d love to hear from you. You can reach me via contact@briankoberlein.com.