Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm a mathematician by trade. I grew up in DC but spent ten years
in LA doing various types of schooling. Six of those years resulted
in a PhD in theoretical physics. "Applications of String Theory to
questions in black hole physics and hydrodynamics." It was
Now, I'm in new york working for an investment bank, and am much
happier. There were things that I loved about academia, but in the
end, I think it's probably better that I'm working somewhere where
getting the math right has a bit more of an impact than it did when
I was calculating the thermal conductivity of a hypothetical
Outside of work I love all things dance. This is a relatively
recent realization for me. Seeing ballet, taking tango lessons, and
now I'm even learning foxtrot and waltz. The exercise value is
marginal, but there's something about the movement, especially with
a partner, which, when done correctly, is like no other feeling
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Math and Dance. A friend and I are trying to start up a smiths
cover band. I play the drums.
Work takes up a lot of time, and recently, so does dancing, but
weekends can be filled with all sorts of other interesting stuff.
Mostly finding time to piece together visits with friends or family
like puzzle pieces.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Math, obviously. But also teaching. In grad school, I usually had
the honor of teaching college physics to pre-meds. They would come
in terrified, but every once in a while a real spark of interest
would shine it's way through their cold A-seeking exterior. You
should see me give my lecture on Maxwell's derivation of the speed
of light. It's a thing of beauty if I do say so myself.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I used to really like fiction, and my favorites were roughly Mann,
Beckett, Nabakov, Pynchon, Joyce, and Murakami plus many more I'm
sure. Lately though I've been hung up on non fiction and I'm
wondering how long this can last.
I love the yardbirds and the zombies. Paul Simon post Garfunkel.
Donovan, Dillon, Miles Davis. Of course talking heads and the cars,
and there's a few local bands I got to know out in LA that I loved,
the tijuana panthers and the muslims now soft pack. Haven't seen
enough local music since I came to NY.
It took me a while to get used to the fact that there is no good
mexican food in this city, but since I've given up on avacados out
here I've been much happier. Halal carts help. I also like Per Se.
Preferably on the same day.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
All in all, I'd like to think I'm a pretty resilient person and
could make do with the absence of just about anything. But the
things I'd miss most:
1. A scratch pad of illegible scribblings used to organize my
thoughts, mathematical or otherwise.
3. I'd like to say music, but can go for while like a camel with
music in my head. Still there are times when a record must be
4. Laptop / internet connection. Not very exciting, but it sucks
when it goes out.
5. Clever food. I really like it when you can tell people are
trying. I like it even more when it works.
6. Clever people. Same.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
who knows where. Sometimes I'm asleep by 10, other times I'm out
till dawn. Lately though, I've either been on the train to go see
my family or on a plane to see some friends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I've always pictured myself as a Lloyd Dobbler type but am slowly
coming to the realization that I have a lot more in common with Rob
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