Johnny Lin

Hi! I'm a Professor in the Physics Department at North Park University. I head up the Climate Research Group at North Park, am the author of the textbook A Hands-On Introduction to Using Python in the Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, and teach an online introductory course on Python for atmospheric and oceanic sciences clients. Starting mid-August 2014, I will be a Senior Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Computing Education in the Computing and Software Systems Division of the University of Washington Bothell and an Affiliate Professor of Physics and Engineering at North Park University. I'm married to the former Karen Tsang, and we have two sons, Timothy and James, and one daughter, Christianne. Photo of Johnny Lin

Contact information: Here's how to get a hold of me in cyberspace or realspace:

  • E-mail: johnny at (Replace "at" by "@". This is the best way to contact me during weekdays.)
  • AIM and Skype: airjwlin. (I can do audio/video chat on both, but I would prefer that new contacts arrange a time to chat with me via email rather than request a chat online.)
  • Twitter: jwblin.
  • Facebook: Timeline (accessible if you're logged in to Facebook).
  • Google+: Profile.
  • LinkedIn: Profile.
  • GitHub: User Page.
  • Office phone: 773-244-6266.
  • Office location: Carlson Tower, 2nd Floor, Rm. C-26 (map).
  • Office hours: See my schedule for my office hours and times when I'm teaching or at meetings. Office hours also by appointment or just drop in any time my door is open.
  • Work mailing address (for USPS, UPS, express mail): North Park University, Physics Department-Box 30, 3225 W. Foster Ave., Chicago, IL 60625, USA.

More about me: I was born in Colorado but grew up in a suburb of Seattle, Washington. I love reading; here is a list of my favorite books. I also enjoy poetry and am interested in recommendations. Places I know people from include the University of Chicago, the University of Colorado, my graduate studies at UCLA, and my undergraduate days at Stanford University. I've met a number of friends through the different organizations I've been a member of; InterVarsity Christian Fellowship has been one of the most significant to me.

Collaborators: Besides teaching and research with colleagues at North Park, I have also recently collaborated with: Jianbo Gao (Guangxi University, China), David Neelin (Climate Systems Interactions group, UCLA), Ray Pierrehumbert (Climate Systems Center, University of Chicago), and Richard Rood (University of Michigan, Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Sciences). A more complete list of collaborators is here.

Resources: For people working in the atmospheric and oceanic sciences (AOS) who use (or want to use) Python, you can find help and a community at the PyAOS web site. Interested in learning about fine chocolates? Trying to find a math or science poster? Visit my Chocolates and Pralines Survival Guide or Math and Science Posters Guide. I also have a page of tips and examples of using Python/CDAT in the earth sciences. Peruse my IDL, Fortran, or Python libraries for a handy routine. Here are brief guides to Chicago and Seattle for visitors. And, finally, visit my comic Under the Microscope for a chuckle.

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