Ben Davis has a Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics and an M.S. in Nuclear Astrophysics from the University of Notre Dame. He taught at the collegiate level for several years on a number of technical subjects ranging from computer programming and math to, of course, astronomy and physics. In the late nineties, he took up a career in software and industrial controls engineering (robot programming and electronics are as fun as they seem). As a lifelong fan of science fiction, his main avocations now involve history, futurism, and skepticism. When not traveling with his wife, playing with his dogs, climbing rocks, or attending cons, he spends his spare time pondering general relativity, the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, and the effects of antimatter on the dark matter/dark energy problem. Sometimes, he hunts for true psychics, ghosts, and other paranormal phenomenon to no avail.