Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I have one brain, one body, and one planet, and I try to make the
most of each of them. I live to explore as much of the physical and
intellectual world as I can.
I don't lie about my age but my age lies about me.
I find being upside-down in mid-air strangely relaxing. I swing, I
flip, I leap, I stretch. My first athletic passion was gymnastics,
and always will be.
I like to climb sculptures formed by the slow-motion rampage of
geological forces over 100 million years.
I think a lot about the nature of spacetime, and fundamental
aspects of particle physics. I write some of these thoughts down.
Several of these written-down thoughts have been published in
I believe the definition of tragedy is a day spent without growth
I don't sing under the shower. I dance salsa. Cuban-style.
In 2010 I completed a six-month cycling journey across the USA
without a support crew. For an encore I rode from Sydney to
Adelaide. If you fancy being a partner-in-crime for another
internal-combustion-engine-free adventure spanning entire
continents, apply within...
Although I love cycling, I don't wear lycra. Even though I have got
the body for it.
I find people who take care of their health (not necessarily elite
athletes, but just people who try to live a healthy lifestyle) to
be the most attractive. That includes keeping intellectually fit as
well as physically fit.
There is a wikipedia page about me. I didn't write it.
I am the philosopher-scientist-adventurer you thought existed only
in works of fiction.
And I think these personal introductions always sound wanky, but I
keep experimenting and trying to have fun with them anyway :-)
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Professionally - ah, you know what? Everyone finds these things
formulaic and tedious to write! So to spice it up a bit I'm going
to randomly shuffle the bits of my profile into different headings.
That way, you'll get to play the
Down with comfort food! Food should not be comfy! It should remind
you that you're alive, and celebrate that fact. I'm mostly
vegetarian (still eat seafood and when possible free-range poultry,
but tend to avoid mammals, and I love my homemade yoghurt but avoid
other dairy products), and adore anything made well with wholemeal
grains and fresh vegetables. Good stir-fries, paella, curries,
high-quality pizza, laksa, you name it. If it's food (as opposed to
some generic food-like substance) I'll probably eat it.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Is there such a thing as a typical Friday night?
The first things people usually notice about me
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Research in theoretical physics. There's an incredible feeling when
you think you've understood something about the Universe that
nobody else ever has before.
More generally, trying to be active and learn new stuff whenever I
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Where I want to travel to on my next big journey. My wish list of
places to see and things to do.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
When I curl up with a novel, I love science fiction that gets the
science right (or tries to) so I like authors such as David Brin,
early James P. Hogan, etc. and for contrast and some escapism,
Philip Jose Farmer isn't bad. I think Zen and the Art of Motorcycle
Maintenance is brilliant and could re-read it numerous times.
Factual stuff about history and evolution (both biological and
societal) is also interesting, e.g. Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared
Diamond, or A Force More Powerful by Ackerman and Duvall.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
What would be the point of telling you something private here? If
you want to know more about me, check out the personality traits
and questions section of my profile, or even better, drop me a line
and talk to me. I'm an open book - when you talk to me
My musical tastes are all over the place. It's easier to name
individual pieces than genres. Pick anything from Vivaldi and Holst
to The Propellerheads, Fleetwood Mac to Fatboy Slim.
Weird Al, Flanders and Swann, and of course Tom Lehrer are
essential parts of my under-the-shower repertoire.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
If you're looking for a friend, message me if you enjoy stimulating
conversation and/or dangling off cliffs, camping/bushwalking,
If you're after something more than friendship, you should message
me if you like yourself. Self-confidence is sexy. Please note that
I'm seeing someone and we're planning to open our relationship in
the future. For the time being we're monogamous, but someday down
the track that will change.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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1) A bicycle.
2) Notepad and pen. I work with equations, and I love to
6) Somewhere to do handstands and splits
You should message me if
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Brightly-coloured clothing, and fluffy hair (apparently).
Doing the splits. No, seriously. I said I'm into gymnastics didn't
I? Dangling off cliffs by my fingers. Muddling-through
conversations in broken Spanish, while backpacking in Latin
America. Making yoghurt, and I'm working on getting good at making
sourdough bread. Improvising spicy food, especially
Asian/Indian-inspired, though I've been on a bit of a
Middle-Eastern kick lately.
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