Florentrino
26 Orsay, France
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My self-summary
I am a strange thing. A poet's heart with a scientist's spirit. An ambitious mind in a skinny body, from which it continuously tries to escape. I dream my life and live my dreams.

To be slightly more precise, I am a PhD student in physics. I am quite devoted to my research and try my best to achieve something that would be both interesting for myself, improving the perception I have of the world, and useful for others, maybe leading to developments in other fields. I really like these two aspects of science : the solitary day-to-day work which makes me learn a lot as well as discovering new things, and possible applications which can help society as a whole.

I am a relatively shy and lonely person. I usually prefer spending the evening alone working or having meaningful discussions with a few friends than partying. For life is too short to waste any opportunity to do something meaningful.

Apparently, my personality type is INFP-T. To be slightly more precise, according to two self-assessment tests (whose results should thus be taken with a grain of salt), my FFM personality traits are:
Extroversion: 5%
Neuroticism: 85%
Agreeableness: 65%
Conscientiousness: 70%
Openness to experience: 85%
What I’m doing with my life
I am doing a PhD in theoretical physics near Paris, France. I basically spend my time trying to discover new aspects of black holes, quantum gravity and all that jazz.

I also enjoy listening to music (especially classical music, but I am open to virtually everything), reading or trying to write poetry, and running in Orsay or between the rocks of the Fontainebleau forest.
The first things people usually notice about me
Good question I actually never asked them (and this would be a little bit awkward, wouldn't it ?). Probably I look quite shy.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Among others, "Iliade", "Odyssea", "Les fourmis" (and sequels), "Les confessions" by St Augustin, "Lord of the Rings", "Méditations poétiques",...

Music: I enjoy listening to all kinds of music, except maybe rap (although I reckon some rap songs are better than others.) I love classical music, especially Bach, Mozart, Rimsky-Korsakov, Stravinsky, Tchaikovski, Debussy, Fauré, Milhaud and Bondeaux.
The six things I could never do without
science
poetry
running
music
lot of time alone
something to think about
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The wonders of the Universe and the physical concepts to describe or explain them.
On a typical Friday night I am
Reading, writing, or sleeping, depending on my mood.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I write poetry from time to time.

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You should message me if
You find dynamical instabilities of quantum fields in black hole geometries very cool, you have no idea what the above means but still find it cool, or you are fond of some topics in science, philosophy or arts and want to exchange ideas on it.

If you know some good trail-running competition near Paris and/or nice poetry in French or English.

If you know what "to exist" or "to be" really means and can explain it to me. (This is a question which has been bothering me for some time, but so far I could not find any satisfactory answer.)
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