Cliff Stoll graduated from Buffalo Public School #61 with a blue star for good attendence. Later, he printed T-shirts, repaired pinball machines, and received a PhD in planetary science from the University of Arizona (over in Tucson, where the telescopes grow). He's worked at Space Telescope Institute, Purple Mountain Observatory in Nanjing, China, Kitt Peak National Observatory in Tucson, and the Keck Observatory in Hawaii. His last known job was at Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.
Cliff has written three books: The Cuckoo's Egg, Silicon Snake Oil, and High Tech Heretic. Right now, he's a stay-at-home Dad who occasionally makes single-sided, boundary-free, zero-volume glass Klein Bottles.