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Dr. Jeffrey M. Silverman        The University of Texas at Austin
NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow                                Department of Astronomy
JeffreySilverman{at}gmail{dot}com        2515 Speedway, Stop C1400
Fax: 512-471-6016        Austin, TX 78712-1205

My headshot, circa January 2015.
Here are my CV (long) and Resume (short) as of 2016 Aug 16.

I developed the UC Berkeley Filippenko Group's SuperNova DataBase (SNDB) (used by astronomers around the world from 2005 through 2015) as part of my PhD Thesis at UC Berkeley (along with the help of a few undergraduates). The SNDB uses the popular open-source software stack known as LAMP: the Linux operating system, the Apache web server, the MySQL relational database management system, and the PHP server-side scripting language. See Section 4 of this paper for more information regarding the SNDB. Some of my code used for the SNDB, as well as a few other example pieces of code I have written, can be found in my GitHub repo.

I have given many public lectures on astronomy including longer ones on my research, as well as more abridged versions. The actual presentation slides for the longer version are also available.

I also sometimes give media interviews like this one, which aired on the UT Austin radio station KVRX (91.7) in September of 2013 as part of "They Blinded Me With Science," a weekly show on science news and current events, and this interview from April 2008 on the UC Berkeley radio station KALX (90.7) from "The Graduates," a radio show dedicated to graduate student research at UC Berkeley, which won an award.  

A cool picture of M100.

This is a cool picture I took of M100 (a spiral galaxy like the Milky Way) in February 2007, using the Keck Telescope (one of the largest optical telescopes in the world) on the Big Island of Hawaii. It's by far the coolest astronomy picture that I've ever taken.

             A cool picture of the moon.

This is a cool picture I took of part of the moon in May 2002, using the Brazos Bend State Park observatory just outside Houston, TX. It's the second coolest astronomy picture that I've taken to date.

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