PhD student studying physics. Like every other graduate student, my
work keeps me extremely busy, for better or worse. I do have free
time, though, and I'd love nothing more than to spend it with a guy
I connect with.
As far as hobbies go, I'm into a bunch of random, silly things. For
example, I take bowling pretty seriously. I'm into board
games--well designed ones anyways like Dominion, Pandemic, etc. I
also play video games, especially RPGs with a sci-fi setting. I
have a taste for hookah and fortified wines like port. I love
reading random trivia about classical music. I write blog posts
every once in a while, and I play the cello with some gay friends
in town (we call ourselves the State College string "queertet").
What I’m doing with my life
Eventually, I'd like to head into the tech industry. In the
meantime, I'm focusing on finding a balance between doing fun
things and keeping my dissertation committee happy.
I’m really good at
Mathematics. Bowling. Programming. Citing random facts about
classical music. Quoting dead white men.
The first things people usually notice about me
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Unweaving the Rainbow, Demon Haunted World: Science as a
Candle in the Dark, On Human Nature, Pale Blue Dot, The Foundation
series, The Character of Physical Law, The Big Bang
Movies: Amadeus, Kill Bill, Moon, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Moulin
Rouge!, Children of Men
Shows: The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones
Music: Beethoven, Radiohead, Glitch Mob
Food: sushi, sangria
The six things I could never do without
My personal library, Beethoven, Mathematica, sangria, wireless
internet, rich chocolate milk mixed with a shot or two of espresso.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I've devoted my career to physics, so that's what I spend most of
my time thinking about. I have a deep interest in probability,
information, and entropy, and how they are all related to one
another and how the vertebrate brain evolved to manage them in an
optimal fashion. I also devote considerable brainpower towards
understanding the special way in which visible light interacts with
matter, illuminating the world in a way other forms of EM radiation
Aside from esoteric, sciencey stuff, I spend a considerable amount
of time thinking about music, especially of the type composed
100-400 years ago.
On a typical Friday night I am
Either geeking-out with my fellow physics grads, or hitting up the
local gay scene. In each case, alcohol will be involved.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I write shitty poetry that I will never show to anyone, under any
You should message me if
1. You are craving Indian food or sushi...I'm generally up for
either with pretty much anyone.
2. You are a board game geek.
3. Are interested in listening to me talk about why I think entropy
is the most important concept in physics.
4. Are bored and want someone new to meet/date.