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jacksonDF

28 M Austin, TX

My Details

Last Online
May 30
Orientation
Gay
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 6″ (1.68m)
Body Type
Diet
Anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Not at all
Drugs
Never
Religion
Atheism, but not too serious about it
Sign
Education
Working on Ph.D program
Job
Student
Income
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Strictly monogamous
Offspring
Pets
Has dogs and has cats
Speaks
English (Fluently), Spanish (Fluently), Japanese (Fluently), French (Okay), Hebrew (Poorly)

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My self-summary
please refrain from sending me ANY messages containing compliments or insults! i am not fishing for your compliments and won't bear your insults! thanks for your co-operation and indulgent understanding :) it's just not a very sophisticated way to get off. (plus i'll be able to determine if you've even read the first pgph of my profile. sneaky, sneaky.)

as good fortune would have it, i am a stupendously fantastic person with an exceptional sense of etiquette, a notably charitable heart, and an intellectual curiosity that rivals the most inquisitive of scholars'! i know i wld be a dedicated, dependable, and loyal friend with years of good company and conversation to offer!

as a fair warning, it may take a little more patience on your part to develop a friendship to the point that my good qualities become obvious! i haven't had many friends in the past, so sometimes i can be a little less responsive to -- or even just less acquainted with in the first place! -- social cues that seem like they ought to be second nature to someone of my age!

if you are looking for an intellectually curious cuddle bunny and enjoy sharing insights with other "students of nature", i don't think you'd be disappointed!

as a warning to those who wld venture further: i really do have lots of other qualities to offer than science-nerd overload, it's just that the other things are harder to get across...even for a notorious over-sharer. >.>
What I’m doing with my life
trekking down the long, arduous (did I mention long? o.o) road to a doctoral degree in the hard sciences!

contemplating the aetiology of such not-fully-explained physical phenomena as the fractional quantum Hall effect, topological order, and other unanswered questions about the elementary constituents of matter -- what IS stuff, really? xD

meditating over background-independent approaches to quantum gravity (n.b.: this language doesn't necessarily imply the apparently vain spin-network approach; i think causal sets and other approaches proceeding from information theory have a lot to offer on the intuitive level).

daydreaming about ways to wed the nonlinear continuum of general relativity with the algebraic suerpositional discreteness of quantum field theory...suspecting it might be finally achieved in the opposite direction of the expectations of the "hep cats" (swidt?).
The first things people usually notice about me
i don't know...i'm kind of short, so i often get (literally) overlooked. ha-ha.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Book, Fiction: The Great Gatsby; Scott Fitzgerald
Book, Nonfiction: The Road to Reality; Roger Penrose
Movie: Memento; Chris Nolan/Yojinbo; Akira Kurosawa
Show: The Phantom of the Opera; Andrew Lloyd Webber
Music, Record: Led Zeppelin II; Led Zeppelin
Music, Song: It's All Over Now, Baby Blue; Bob Dylan
Music, Composition: Nocturne Op. 27 № 1 C#m; Fryderyk Chopin
Music, Performance: @Fillmore East NYE 1969-70; Jimi Hendrix
Food, Ethnic Style: Japanese Cuisine
Food, Meat: Tuna
Food, Fruit: Grapefruit
Food, Vegetable: Brussels Sprout
The six things I could never do without
in no particular order:
~a guitar
~a pen
~paper
~my cat
~someone curious/knowledgable to talk to
~a good collection of physics texts
I spend a lot of time thinking about
physics:
~gravity/inertia
~the fundaments of matter & unification
~statistical mechanics & emergence
~entropy, causality, & complexity

neuroscience:
~memory
~impulse propagation & pressure waves
~"will"/decision-making
~physiological psychology/consciousness

genetics:
~evolutionary descent & biological complexity
~epigenetics & nongenetic information encoding
~protein folding (yeah, i know @.@)
On a typical Friday night I am
at home cuddling with my cat and a good nonfiction science book!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
never had a relnship or sex or even a kiss, and never knew it wld be such a problem. x.X
I’m looking for
  • Everybody
  • Ages 28–100
  • Located anywhere
  • For new friends
You should message me if
...you can be patient with an inexperienced social caterpillar.
...you like to have substantive conversations, sharing insights and bits of esoteric knowledge.
...you're a "seeker" who cares about the "whys" as much as the "whats" and "hows".
...you're looking for a loyal friend whom you can use for your science-question phone-a-friend. ;)