29York, United Kingdom
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My self-summary
I'm currently living in York while working on my degree in physics.

I'm always down for trying out new stuff. I figure it's an ideal time in my life to be doing things in order to figure out what I want from the rest of it.

I'm also a pretty keen amateur teacher, and I do a lot of science outreach type stuff with kids of various ages.

I love to meet new people. Doesn't really matter who, it's just cool to talk to a range of people with their own interests and lives and things.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm currently heading into my Master's year in Physics at the University of York. I'll be researching a way to predict when magnetically confined fusion reactors are about to explode, and how to stop that happening. Hopefully, I'll be able to turn that into a doctoral research position when I'm done. When I'm not working, I tend to hang with friends, go to the gym, ride bikes, read, play the odd video game, and browse the internet. The usual stuff.
I’m really good at
Physics! It seems an obvious sort of thing given my choice of degree, but I genuinely enjoy it a lot. I can also write quite well, and I can fix just about any issue with a bicycle short of something that's physically bent or broken. Speaking of which, I am a pretty good offroad mountain biker (I used to do challenges and things until I got into my degree. I have certificates!) and as a consequence I'm virtually fearless on a bike.
I'm a good person to talk problems through with, and I'm told I'm a good listener.
I can also fly a glider, although that's not a skill that comes in particularly handy in day to day life.
The first things people usually notice about me
The eyebrows. Or the hair which occasionally tries to get away from me (see picture). I've also grown a bit of a beard recently, although I'm reserving judgement as to whether it stays.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books wise, I'm a big fan of Mark Twain (his factual stuff, Life on the Mississippi and The Innocents Abroad being two particular favourites). I also like Jules Verne, Philip K Dick, Terry Pratchett, David Foster Wallace and a few other odds and ends (I also really like Bill Bryson but again that's more factual writing. I've met him in person and he was lovely).
Films are pretty eclectic. Downfall, Fantastic Mr Fox (the Wes Anderson version), Stop Making Sense and the Aliens trilogy, to give an example of a few favourites. I watch quite a few films through Netflix, so if I were to list everything good I've seen recently it'd take quite a while, but I do love a good film.
Shows, I've just started getting into Breaking Bad (about 4 years after everyone else, it seems), Archer, Futurama, assorted BBC 3 comedies such as the IT crowd, I am Not an Animal, and pretty much everything Graham Linehan, Chris Morris and Steve Coogan have ever made.
Musically, I tend like my electronic stuff. Things like Hot Chip, LCD Soundsystem, Simian Mobile Disco, Justice, Boys Noize, Ratatat, Vitalic etc, but I'm diverse in my tastes (a cliche but it's the truth).
Food, I have a big sweet tooth and I also like Chinese stuff, but my heart really belongs to Nandos. I'm pretty omnivourous though, and I'm good with just about any style of food you choose to mention.
Six things I could never do without
A laptop/internet combination
Pen and paper
A ready supply of reading material
My bike
A comfortable bed
Something to occupy my day
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Problem questions mostly, I have to admit, but when I have a chance to think about things not related to my degree I usually think about politics or social stuff, where I'd like to go in the world, housework, and all the usual stuff the average human mind throws up when it isn't occupied with something it needs to do right now.
On a typical Friday night I am
Relaxing at home, or possibly out with a few friends. It depends on what's going on, really.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I still walk quickly past dark alleyways because of the velociraptors from Jurassic Park. I used to run, but I'm better now.
You should message me if
Like me, you never discovered who let the dogs out, and you want answers. We'll take this all the way to the top if we have to.
The two of us