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Edward Leonard

Madison, Wisconsin, United States

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Overview

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  • Fluent in English; learning German
  • 25, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Graduate Student in Physics
  • I've got a B.S. in Physics; looking ...
  • From Fond du Lac, WI, USA
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Spreading the science around.

ABOUT ME

Well, I'm a dedicated, hard working, and logical person with an excessive funny bone (figuratively); nothing brings me more joy than pulling laughter from others. I also enjoy learning about other people -- what they do, what they believe, what they've learned, where they've gone, who they know, etc -- they fascinate me, and I think the vast majority of people are pretty awesome.

I'm also a born educator; teaching folks how to do new things or showing them things they didn't perhaps know prior has always been fun for me because the spread of knowledge is a good thing in my eye, so I try to push it forward with what power I have.

PHILOSOPHY

I just do things and see what happens; this has done me fairly well, I think.

Interests

I'm a physicist by trade, so that would likely top the list of things on which I spend the greatest amount of time. Beyond that, I'm slowly learning how to take photos (I don't like the term "photographer" - at least not for my skill level yet), I play the bass guitar as well as the upright bass (rather novice at the latter) and related to that I also enjoy listening to nearly any music so long as it took a skill to create, and I like to read fiction/fantasy when I've the time to do so. I have also invested a great deal of time in educational outreach in the scientific fields of study because I feel it's important to continue that through the next generations.

Music, Movies & Books

"V for Vendetta" tops my movie list, and I'm a big fan of reading fiction/fantasy novels when time permits.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

This is difficult for me as I've not had only a few moments like these, and I don't like ranking the ones I've had.

One of the grandest moments that I can recall is from a trip several years ago out West (U.S.) in which I got my first glimpse of the Grand Canyon. Yeah, it sounds cliche, but I don't know that I'm the average person. Where many would see a large crater in the ground (and perhaps someone told them that a river carved it out), I see years of ancient history; rock and shale that hasn't seen the light of day until recently even though it's been around for so long.

It's also an amazing thing to think about in terms of what nature can do versus what we as humans can do. Nature can move mountains, carve canyons, create life, and everything else that we take for granted each and every day. In comparison, man can collectively build a tall building, dig ditches and mines, and create art of our own. Sure, we have our merits, but we're only as powerful as nature allows us to be.

It's the cascade of thought that provokes the "awestruck" response to which this question refers, and I like it that way.

Teach, Learn, Share

I'll teach anyone who wants to learn something I know!

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