I got into astronomy through my love of science fiction. (See hobbies.) In first year university, the astronomy course was the best of the science courses, so I followed that. I eventually got a Ph.D. in astronomy.

Graduate Work
I studied the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation and the effect of huge masses on it through gravitational lensing for my Masters. I studied the effect of clusters of galaxies on the merging of binary galaxies for my Ph.D. Both of these topics involved computer simulations: making the computer pretend to be the Universe or a part of it, and performing experiments on it.