BW Keller

About Me

I am a human male, nearly-30 years old, from Canada. I was born in Calgary, but I currently reside in Heidelberg.


I am a postdoctoral researcher in the MUSTANG group at Universität Heidelberg's Astronomisches Rechen-Institut. I obtained my PhD at McMaster University. I got my BSc in Physics with a minor in Computer Science from the University of Calgary in 2011. My current research involves numerical modelling of the interstellar medium over cosmological timescales. My publications can be found under my Curriculum Vitae.

As an undergraduate at the U of C, I worked with Dr. Jeroen Stil on stacking radio polarization to examine faint extragalactic sources. I also worked in the POSSUM Working Group 2 to determine the requirements for stacking applications for the Australian SKA Pathfinder (ASKAP) radio telescope.

At McMaster, I worked with Dr. James Wadsley in the Physics & Astronomy department. My PhD research was focused around understanding how the energy released from supernovae explosions regulated the flow of gas through galaxies, and how that gas is converted into stars.


From time to time, I also work as a consultant, offering services in data science, information visualization, and DevOps engineering. I have done work for startups in Canada and the USA. If you need a Swiss-army knife hacker, consider dropping me a line. I work closely with my wife, who is a frontend web developer. Check her out here.

What I look Like

A Few Things I Like

  • Tea
  • Python
  • Belgian Beer
  • git(+hub)
  • vim
  • Bicycles
  • The Future

Some Stuff I Dislike

  • Drudgery
  • Black Licorice
  • Facebook
  • Cars
  • Java