Congratulations Samuel Yee

Over the last couple years, I've had the privilege to work with Samuel Yee, an exceptionally talented undergraduate. Last week, Sam graduated from Caltech and was awarded the George W. Housner Prize for Academic Excellence and Original Research. Sam will be starting grad school at Princeton in the fall. I couldn't be more proud. I first met Sam when he was a sophomore and eager to get some research experience. I pitched him two projects: The first was a fairly straightforward summer project that involved the application of a standard analysis to an existing dataset. The second was a more off-the-wall idea to create a new method for analyzing stellar spectra. This project, I warned, would be