I am a post-doctoral fellow at UC-Berkeley in physical chemistry. I really love my lab, the project, and the professor for whom I work. I study how to more accurately calculate energies using polarizable models of classical electrostatics. Right now, I'm working on making the model more computationally efficient; I'm enjoying the software-engineering aspect.
In what little free time I have, I play keyboards and make ambient music. In terms of my influences, I enjoy all the pioneers like Brian Eno, as well as modern practitioners like Boards of Canada. A big current influence is the drone metal band Sunno))).
I enjoy vintage clothes, women's chunky heel platform shoes from the '90s, and flare pants.
Another big part of my life is that I got divorced last year after 4 years of marriage. The marriage was always awful, fundamentally because my ex-wife had borderline personality disorder due to a hard childhood. There of course were other factors. Moreover, she married me not out of love, but rather as a means to immigrate to the States. She's back in Egypt now!