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Hello and welcome to my site. I’m Brian Koberlein, and this where you can find most of my online writing. I hope you enjoy it.

There is no overall menubar or navigation list. Clicking my name on any page will take you to the homepage. An orange asterisk (*) within an article indicates a hyperlink. Within topic lists, article titles are hyperlinks to the respective article.


Content is organized into three categories. Blog posts are informative topics typically about physics and astronomy. Journal entries are more personal writings and can be about any topic. Old Posts are from my early blogging days on Google+. A list of all articles can be found on the archive page. The main RSS feed is updated with the most recent articles. If you are just interested in the blog, there is blog page and an RSS feed for that. There is also a journal page and RSS feed.

The old site is now archived on a different part of the site. You can find a list of old articles there.


This site doesn’t use cookies, scripts, or any form of trackers. There are also no ads or sponsored content. Occasionally a post will contain an embedded media player such as YouTube, Vimeo or SoundCloud, and these sites might try to track aspects of your browser or send you ads via their player.

About Me

I’m a farm kid who became an astrophysicist. Along the way I’ve been a farmhand, father, programmer, husband, author and professor. I have a Ph.D in Physics and have published research in physics, astrophysics and computational astrophysics.

Sometimes I write things. When I do, you can usually find it here.


If you have feedback I’d love to hear from you. You can reach me@ this domain.

Fair Use

The text on this site presented under a CC BY-NC 4.0 license. This means you are free to reproduce and adapt it for non-commercial purposes. You may not use it for commercial purposes, such as reproducing it on any website that is monetized or contains ads. Images on the site are owned by their attributed authors and are used here under the terms of fair use.