"You enter the first room of the mansion and it’s completely dark. You stumble around bumping into the furniture but gradually you learn where each piece of furniture is. Finally, after six months or so, you find the light switch, you turn it on, and suddenly it’s all illuminated. You can see exactly where you were. Then you move into the next room and spend another six months in the dark. So each of these breakthroughs, while sometimes they’re momentary, sometimes over a period of a day or two, they are the culmination of, and couldn’t exist without, the many months of stumbling around in the dark that precede them.”
That's my favorite quotation of what math research is like...it's due to Andrew Wiles.
I don't live in the Boston area at the moment, but I will be there from June-August. Right now I work at a small college on Long Island, NY, where I haven't been able to find the type of people I want to be around, both professionally and personally. So I've decided to spend the summers in the Boston area, and try to move there permanently in the future.
I'm caring, quiet, and kind. INTJ.
I try to eat healthfully, and am vegetarian (but you don't have to be). I'm an assistant professor of math at a college. I spend most of my time studying math, and I enjoy it. I know that probably sounds weird, but I'm on tenure-track so I feel some pressure to publish. That leads me to be admittedly a little bit boring, but it is what it is. I'm still human and long for love. I like reading books about psychology, especially those that help me figure out what has a chance of making me happy and what doesn't.
My best characteristics reveal themselves after you've known me for a while - I am kind, caring, warm, loyal, honest, funny, hard-working, and responsible.
I think the best relationships start out as friendships.
I am learning to play the piano, and am listening to music (whatever is on the radio) much of the time.
I grew up in Colorado (but I have never been skiing!), went to college at MIT, grad school in Ann Arbor, MI, the did a post-doc in Columbia, MO, and moved to New York for my job a few years ago. I miss Cambridge, MA the most.
I am always up for exercise, be it a walk or a run or playing catch. My favorite type of exercise is playing ultimate frisbee, or even just catch with a frisbee or football.