The coconut lives at the intersection of cooking and hardware.
I am married to the fabulous Katie Peek, and we reside in lovely Morningside Heights, Manhattan. We have a son, Maxwell Peek, born March 6th 2012, cutest baby ever. If you have questions about my name, you can check out my name FAQ. I enjoy a number of activities beyond astrophysics. I am the emeritus technical director for a small theater company, elastic future, and have designed many, many sets for small theaters and spaces in Cambridge, Princeton, and San Francisco. I enjoy building random things with my hands, including sets, rough furniture, and rollerskates. I am a veteran burner, having attended Burning Man in 2001 and from 2006 to 2011. I am the emeritus technical lead of gnomecamp, a NYC and SF-based themecamp at burningman. I also have gotten interested in screen printing and graphic design, and I have emblazoned many pieces of clothing and created many cards, including the printing for my wedding. I highly recommend the print gocco to anyone interested in getting into screen printing. I enjoy rock climbing, and am mostly a gym rat, although I have bouldered in Yosemite, the Grand Tetons and around Berkeley. I have also been known to play Ultimate (frisbee) from time to time. These days I mostly just carry Max around.