Karl Stephan

My Life

Fantasy dinner guests

J. C. Maxwell, G. K. Chesterton, H. G. Wells

Best advice I ever received

Don't sweat the small stuff

My undergrad alma mater

California Institute of Technology

My worst subject in school

Electromagnetics (really!)

In college I drove

Volkswagen Beetle

If I weren't a professor, I would

write unsuccessful novels between science reporting assignments

Favorite books

Anything by Mark Twain, Flannery O'Connor

Favorite movies

The Incredibles, The Odd Couple

Favorite city

New York (to visit), San Marcos (to live

Favorite coffee

Never touch the stuff

Nobody knows I

If I put it here, it would be a self-contradictory statement, wouldn't it?

My latest accomplishment

Published a paper on a search for Marfa lights