29 Redwood City, United States
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My self-summary
People tell me I'm working too hard. Being a scientist is an amazingly fun job, and I'm exceptionally good at it. Right now I'd give my career progress an A+, and my personal life a Hahvahd B- (i.e. an F). I'm new to the bay area, but planning to stay here for a while. After a series of moves all over the country, I finally find myself in a position where I can start to put down some roots.

I am looking for someone who never bores me, who challenges me intellectually, and who is open to pursuing something serious if there is really a spark. I am also just looking for new friends out here in my new home. Also, anyone who's gung ho about skiing Tahoe this winter. I miss living in Colorado where I could skip work on a powder day at a moment's notice.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a space plasma physicist. In layman's terms, I study the environment in which our satellites are flying. In practice this means I spend a lot of time begging NASA, NSF, DoD, etc. for money ;).

My current title is "research physicist," which is ironic since my Ph.D. is in electrical engineering. Whether I try to get a tenure track professorship in the future remains to be seen, but it's definitely still in the cards.
I’m really good at
-Math and Science
-Being a beer snob
-Overthinking simple things
The first things people usually notice about me
-I am pretty tall
-The color of my beard doesn't match my hair
-I have one giant dimple on my left side, and nothing on the right
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I appreciate a wide variety of music. I was a music minor in college, so I take music quite seriously. Sometimes I actually find full scores of classical pieces so I can study them more closely and listen more carefully. This makes me a dork.

Some of my favorites by genre:
-Classical: Brahms, Strauss, Beethoven, Respighi, Bartok, Stravinsky
-Indie Rock: The Decemberists, Belle & Sebastian, Sufjan Stevens, The Apples in stereo, Bon Iver, Margot and the Nuclear So and So's, The Arctic Monkeys, Tame Impala
-Electronic: M83, Passion Pit, Empire of the Sun
-Folk: Stan Rogers (best Canadian folk singer of all time!)

Favorite TV dramas: The Leftovers, House of Cards, The Wire, The West Wing, Dexter, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, and Homeland.

Favorite TV comedies: Arrested Development, The League, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (which is so much funnier to me because I grew up outside of Philly).

My favorite movie of all time is Pulp Fiction.
The six things I could never do without
Sunscreen, sleep, scratch paper, microbrews, mountains, snow.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
-The future of space research and exploration.
-Failures in science communication to general public.
-How much of my life gets wasted because scientists are terrible software engineers.
On a typical Friday night I am
Seeing as I just moved here, there is no typical yet! Happy hour anywhere with an outdoor patio is always a good bet, however.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have a nasty scar on my leg from the last time I tried to ride a bike. It's one of those things that makes me feel like a failure as an adult.
You should message me if
-You have the guts to message a guy first.
-You hate how impersonal the internet is and would rather just meet up for a drink.