At work, Ben Brown-Steiner studies atmospheric chemistry, climate science, and the impact of emissions that come from fossil fuels, industry, wildfires, and other sources. His particular interest is in uncertainty, and he spends most of his time quantifying and characterizing how much we do not know about our planet, our atmosphere, and chemistry. At home he performs chemical experiments in the kitchen (a.k.a. he cooks and he bakes) and he enjoys fermenting weird things. He is also a cloud watcher, a bird watcher, and a science fiction reader.