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  • 43 references 41 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English
  • 31, Male
  • Member since 2018
  • Physics Graduate Student Researcher
  • Bachelors in Physics and Computer Science, Masters in Phy...
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About Me

I like to explore. Ask me which thing I want and I’ll say both. Order the same food as me in a restaurant and I’ll change my order. Give me a path and I’ll see where it goes.

On a regular basis, I'm a physics graduate student. My research topic is spin polarized electrons. Specifically, I'm engineering a novel source of spin polarized electrons and will use that to do a collision experiment with chiral molecules for my PhD.

Being a graduate student means that I don't have oodles of free time. There's a chance we won't see each other much if you're staying with me. With that said, I make an effort to share a meal, activity suggestions, and a game with all guests. If you're just looking for a place to sleep, feel free to send a request.

My roommate is also on couchsurfing, here's a link to his profile: https://www.couchsurfing.com/people/william-newman-2
If you're feeling extra generous, send a request to each of us and give us both a chance to collect more references.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Because the world runs on the generosity of others. That's me and that's you.


  • theater
  • photography
  • education
  • cooking
  • yoga
  • technology
  • movies
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • economics
  • physics
  • psychology
  • science
  • computers
  • linux
  • free software
  • yoga and meditation
  • cooking and eating

Music, Movies, and Books

Wes Anderson Films, Christopher Nolan Films

I like to claim my favorite genre as alternative rock. Some highlights of favorite bands: Mumford and Sons, Florence and the Machine, Vampire Weekend

Malcolm Gladwell

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Camped overnight on the Great Wall of China

Teach, Learn, Share

I study physics for a living right now. If you want to learn about the wonders of the universe, I'd love to discuss them with you.

I also like fixing things, so if you have a broken something, I'd be happy to see if I can help repair it.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I can dust the tops of all your fans and change all of your light bulbs. If you want to start hosting a website, I have some experience doing that, so I could set you up.

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Canada, China, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Italy, Jordan, Mexico, Syrian Arab Republic

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, United States

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