Dr. Brian Keating is an astrophysicist with UCSD’s Department of Physics and the Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences. His team develops instrumentation to study the early universe in radio, microwave and infrared wavelength regimes of the electromagnetic spectrum. He is the author of over 100 scientific publications. Dr. Keating received his BS degree from Case Western Reserve University and his doctorate from Brown University. He had been a researcher at NASA Langley, at Stanford University, and was a post-doctoral fellow at Caltech before joining UCSD in 2004. Presently, Dr. Keating is leading a collaboration which is operating a telescope in the Atacama Desert of Chile. He is a member of the board of trustees for the National Museum of Mathematics and for Math for America, San Diego. He is also a private pilot with turbine, single and multi-engine instrument ratings, with nearly 1,000 hours of flight time in over 20 different types of air and rotorcraft. He is a command pilot for Angel Flight West.