I am an astrophysicist at the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (KIPAC) at Stanford University. You can also often find me at the Japanese Space Agency (ISAS/JAXA) near Tokyo where, next to my everyday research, I am helping to prepare the initial observing program for the upcoming Japanese-US Astro-H satellite. Before I came to sunny California I did my PhD at SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research, in the rainy but magically beautiful city of Utrecht in the Netherlands. I spent my undergraduate years at the Safarik University in Kosice in my home country Slovakia.