Dr. Duez got his PhD in 2005 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign working with Prof. Stuart Shapiro on the effects of viscous and magnetic angular momentum transport on binary neutron star merger remnants. He then went to Cornell as a postdoc working under Prof. Saul Teukolsky. His main task during these years was to add hydrodynamics to the Spectral Einstein Code and carry out our first black hole-neutron star simulations. He next began working on adding more realistic modeling of the neutron star matter to these simulations. In 2010, he joined the faculty of Washington State University as an assistant professor. Dr. Duez does computer simulations of black holes and neutron stars for a living, but like anyone else, he's intrigued by questions of how things in space would actually look to the human eye.