Some miscelaneous extra bits about me, in case you’re interested (in no particular order):
- I really enjoy art, in particular cubism. I sketch and paint a bit in my spare time.
- I cycle to work whenever I can, I’ve owned (“omafiets”) bicycles in Amsterdam, London, Toronto, Brighton, Vancouver. I have my most creative ideas on my bike. Sometimes I stop to make a note 🙂
- I only decided I wanted to be an academic physicist towardst the end of my PhD, age ~25. I simply did not see myself as a scientist before that, and I don’t think I understood what it was like! But I love what I do, I have my dream job.
- I love the outdoors, I enjoy hiking, skiing (nordic/downhill), and (wind/wave) surfing — though I’m a beginner.
- My favourite place on earth is Cadaqués, in Catalonia.
- My dad is a musician and my mom is a literary scholar/writer.