Alex Nelson (DOB 19 March 1988 wink wink), hailing from La Crescenta (by LA), is a physics major at UC Davis who does too much math. He has been described as "crazy" not only by his math professor (Dr. Shapiro) but also by a large majority of those in his physics section and lab (the latter was when they heard him complain about doing a math problem that took 13 hours straight, though Nelson says in his defense it was Quantum Field Theory and "it was a bitch of a problem"). Alex thinks of himself as "lazy", preferring to sleep for hours instead of going to class (if only he wouldn't fail).

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Fun Facts About Me


If you want to reach, annoy, or give a math problem to Alex, you can contact him at <pqnelson AT ucdavis DOT edu>. He'll be sure not to check his email.

Alternatively, you can reach him via his AIM screen name Schrodigner (as in the yanqui pronounciation of the name of the infamous quantum physicist).

Rumor has it he has a cell phone, though he rarely uses it.

Where I've Been, Where I'm Going

I've attended several technical conferences and I'll attend a few more. I've been to Seattle, Washington, to attend the first D programming language conference (August 22nd to the 25th I was in Seattle). I was staying in the Panama Hotel, which was constructed some time in the early 1900s. Being cheap, I stayed in an economy room. It was 6 feet by 8 feet. I'm roughly 6 feet tall, and had to sleep diagonally in the bed. (It felt like a prison cell actually...)

I went to Nottingham in the Summer of 2008 to attend the Quantum Geometry and Quantum Gravity 2 conference (QG squared).

I have been to Loops 09 in Beijing China, which is during 1 August 2009 to 8 August 2009. It'll cover all the loopy fun in canonical approaches to quantum gravity.

I also attended "Algebra and Topology in Interaction" Conference from September 11 to 13, 2009, in honor of Dr. Fuchs' Birthday.

If there is a second D programming language conference, I will go to it too (perhaps even present something on file systems there!). That's my dorky academic life thus far.


I can drive tractors, specifically the John Deere 2010, the New Holland T710, among others.


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2006-11-04 12:56:42   Economics is cool because it allows human behavior in aggregate to be mathematically predictable. —NickSchmalenberger

2007-05-05 19:42:59   I'd love to see you do 1000 iterations of Euler's method by hand. :-P —WilliamLewis

2008-03-27 09:26:48   Dude, computers ftw. —WilliamLewis

2008-12-15 21:48:29   Heh heh I like that you trash talk C++ for being bloated but then seem to enjoy D. Not that it isn't a good language, but it is more "bloated." —GregRobinson

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