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Prof. Filippenko,

What's you opinion of the "Great Filter"?

I hope you're still jumping between the tables to demonstrate electrons jumping energy levels? And hope you haven't broken any more bones teaching! I took your Astro 10 class in 2000 - the year the Readers were labeled "Astrology 10" by mistake. In office hours you explained how you applied yourself to becoming an excellent teacher just as you would apply your research in the hard sciences. I believe that was your answer to why there were so many Simpsons references (probably explains how we got to hear They Might Be Giants - Why Does the Sun Shine? in class - they updated with some corrections as “Why Does the Sun Really Shine? The Sun is a Miasma of Incandescent Plasma" )

It turns out we're cousins by marriage for about 10 years now, mazel tov!

See you in Oregon in 2017 - turns out the location is accessed through my mother-in-law's brother's place.

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Prof. Filippenko was actually "recognized in the 2007 Gruber Cosmology Prize for his [...] highly specialized contributions in measurement of the apparent brightness of distant supernovae, which accurately established the distances that support the conclusion of an increasingly rapid expansion of the universe."

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Do you usually know what the committing offense was for you patients? 1026/NGI vs MDO vs 1368/incompetency?

Do you find out whether the evaluating doctors believe a patient is malingering?

What do you think of the new wifi safety badges?