Just returned to the UK after a few years of living in foreign. I'm a physicist-come-starter-upper who does things like stand-up comedy at CERN for fun.
What I’m doing with my life
Finishing up some research, then making a poster printing company for funsies. Somewhere along the line writing some apps so that you too can discover the Higgs boson! Also reconnecting with old friends from the North.
Since coming back I seem to spend a lot of time cooking bacon, making tea, and eating custard creams. I've missed those things.
I’m really good at
I make epic shepherd's pie, and can do a cheesecake or two. But my favorite thing is to come across some new mathematical game, then write an app to play with it. I seem to be good at making friends too, for some reason.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm not sure anymore. When I lived in the USA I used to say this:
These days it's probably my fair skin (if I'm in Europe) or my tan (if I'm in the UK) and my English accent (if I'm in the states) or my Americanized accent (if I'm in the UK.)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Literature wise I love anything by Orwell, and Les Misérables has its moments. I really should have read more by this stage in my life, or at least kept hold of all the books I have read.
For movies/films there are too many to mention. Things like Spirited Away and Dogville do it for me. And Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind.
My music collection consists of lots of stuff from the 90s (Portishead, Massive Attack, Radiohead, Manic Street Preachers, Air etc) and some more modern stuff (IAMX, Paul Banks) as well as some classical stuff. Kathleen Ferrier hits the spot. I've been known to go to the opera and ballet too.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Physics and the mysteries of the universe (sometimes the only thing that sends me to sleep, and it sends me to sleep happy!) Where I want to travel to next. The friends I miss.
On a typical Friday night I am
I don't have a typical Friday night anymore. I like to mix it up!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Hmm. Get to know me in person first.
You should message me if
You like long rambling conversations over tea and cake, want to take photos of urban Manchester, like physics, or coding, or want some epic shepherd's pie. Or just want say hello.