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Last online
Aug 27
Hispanic / Latin, White
5′ 8″ (1.73m)
Body Type
Buddhism, and laughing about it
Cancer, but it doesn’t matter
Working on Ph.D program
Likes dogs and likes cats
English (Fluently), Spanish (Okay)
My self-summary
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I work to new age music and dance to blues. I occasionally spell like a Brit. I'm sort of a counterexample to the introvert-extrovert dichotomy, because I am one part party organizer and two parts quiet contemplater.

I'm from New York city, but my favorite place was Edinburgh, and I stopped off in Chile for a few months before arriving in big, bustling Urbana-Champaign.
What I’m doing with my life
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First, a friend of mine and I founded a tech startup. We got seed funding and moved our base of operations to Santiago, Chile. Then we failed. I decided that the tech industry wasn't quite right for me.

I am now working toward a physics PhD, which so far has meant quantum theory. I like the term "natural philosophy" for describing what I'm trying to do with this. I also have interest in biocomplexity, and in applying physics ideas to environmental or societal questions.
I’m really good at
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...things that will seem funny in retrospect.

I am somewhat of a jack-of-all-trades in dance: swing, break, blues, contra, and capoeira. For martial arts, I have a yellow belt in judo and a blue-purple belt in chang chuan fa. While physics has long been my academic center, my most influential bit of study was the class I took in solo performance (theatre).
The first things people usually notice about me
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I have pointy elf ears. Also, you might see me breakdancing - that tends to make a lasting first impression.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Spices: tumeric, jalepeno, cinnamon, cardamom, mesquite, ginger, hing, Sriracha, paprika, cumin, curry, basil

Books: The Brothers Karamazov, Neverwhere, After Dark (and most things by Murakami), Vineland

Theater: Avenue Q, Pericles, The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged), The Other Shore

Movies: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Fight Club, Mean Girls, Pi, Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid, Weekend, Coup de Trochon, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Proposition, Paprika

Music: The Submarines, The Pixies, Miike Snow, Sufjan Stevens, Cristabel and the Johns, A Sunny Day in Glasgow, Los Campesinos, Ratatat, The New Pornographers, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Diplo, Vampire Weekend, Bombay Bicycle Club, Kid Cudi, Perpetual E-motion, Serph, Feint, Justin Vanderberg, Takashi Suzuki, Gorillaz, Ludovico Einaudi, Stanton Lanier

TV: hmm... I don't usually watch TV shows by myself - it's just not satisfying enough when there are so many other things to do. Here's an idea: I will watch whatever you will watch with me, especially if it is comedic.

Possibly Look Around You would be a good start to the style of TV I most enjoy. Also, the BBC Sherlock is fun.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Walking in falling snow.
Nights that seem to have no morning.
Good music for bad times.
Shade on bright days.
The number 3.
Warm evenings.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
The true meaning of things. Since I study quantum mechanics by day, I often find myself thinking about what must be true in order for physics to work the way it does. I am very curious about what might distinguish a deterministic "clockwork" universe from a non-deterministic one. I often wonder what allows the observation of consciousness and the perception of a self, and what sort of physics could possibly support such things.

I am also constantly on the search for links between ideas. Art-science crossovers are a personal favorite.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
On an ordinary Friday, I'll probably be at at Figure One (art gallery), The Blind Pig, or good old Murphy's. I recently learned of the wonders that are Rosebowl, Clark Bar, and most of all The Iron Post. Hooray for having a jazz bar in Urbana!

More exotic favorites of mine are the occasional swing dance party, the annual insect film festival / petting zoo over at the entomology dept, and the Boneyard Arts Festival.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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When I was a baby, I pooped in the bathtub and tried to blame it on the cat.
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