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  • 84 references 53 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Italian; learning French
  • 49, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • music, astrophysics, life, love
  • PhD in physics
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Enjoying life... well, I have made a lot of headway ;)

ABOUT ME

Dear all :) My name is Edoardo, I am an astrophysicist, musician and science communicator.

I've been a researcher in the field of high energy astrophysics for many years. In May 2017 I quit my job and decided to go for a change. Currently I work in the business of a musical instrument called Handpan: I've been teaching it to several thousands of students around the world, I rent, sell, create tutorials and collaborate with a lot of manufacturers around the world. This allowed me to reach a great financial stability while, most importantly, I can live and work where I want.
I am also autour of "Music of the stars" a show of music and astrophysics, where I play live handpan music during the projection of videos from the universe and talk about the stars.

There's an incredible amount of memories here in this profile, which I purposedly do not update too much. The following quotes are from 2011, taken from a notebook of my CS host in London. It was a very intense and important time of my life, and decided to copy them here on my profile. A lifetime passed since then, but I kept them here :)

Love is patient; love is kind and envies no one.
Love is never boastful, nor conceited, nor rude; never selfish, not quick to take offence.
Love keeps no score of wrongs; does not gloat over other men's sins, but delights in the truth.
There is nothing love cannot face; there is no limit to its faith, its hope and its endurance.

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People are unreasonable, illogical and self centered
Love them anyway.
If you do good, people may accuse you of selfish motives.
Do good anyway.
If you are successful, you may win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.
Honesty and transparency make you vulnerable.
Be honest and transparent anyway.
What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.
People who really want help may attack you if you help them.
Help them anyway.
Give the world all you have and you may get hurt.

Give the world your best anyway.

PHILOSOPHY

Look at the world with a different perspective, and the world will change.

Problems do not exist outside our mind.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I host, surf, join meetings/gatherings and spread the word about couchsurfing whenever I can

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Well I have to say that a lot of the nicest things of the last 10 years are directly or indirectly related with couchsurfing

Interests

I am into science, futurism, artificial intelligence, electronic music (ambient, minimal techno).
Self improvement, in spiritual, ethical, cultural, practical ways.
I am Vegan, and I for a period of my life I mostly ate raw food. It's amazing, lot of energy and strenght and so much health. Ask me about it! :)
Since 2012 I play the handpan, which now became my profession. I also play other kind of percussions (djembe, cajon).
I like meditation and the buddhist approach to life.

Depth and meaningfullnes

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Summer 2011: I was walking on a beach in Barcelona and among some tens of thousands of people I found the person I was looking for without knowing how he looked like ;)

More generally, getting Vegan, which is really something amazing and meaningful.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can play for you and teach you how to play the Handpan.
Sharing, mmm...my food my time my thoughts about life and especially some nice moments!

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Russian Federation, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States

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