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Garrett Lisi
Works at Pacific Science Institute
Attended University of California, San Diego
Lives in Maui, HI
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I suffer from Fear Of Missing Out on other fun stuff happening around the galaxy that I don't even know about.
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The beauty and awe and frustration of peering at telescopic images of distant galaxies and trying to imagine the unfathomable complexity of what you are really looking at...
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Most of my friends have experimented with recreational drugs. But I decided at a young age that someone needed to be in the control group.
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Like a rare orchid, sharpness of mind is a beautiful gift that we should treasure and cultivate.
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Sharpening my kiteboard fins; getting ready for turtle hunting season! 
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I don't care how nifty they are, I am not going back to wearing a watch. At least, not yet.
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Thinking of them as watches is like thinking of smartphones as just phones.
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Andrew Crusoe came out to the Pacific Science Institute​ and recorded our wide-ranging conversation over lunch: http://myth.li/2015/aravinda-podcast-101-garrett-lisi/
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We're thoroughly enjoying this podcast, and especially Crystal's commentary about architecture and art.
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The 2015 Edge Question is up: http://edge.org/responses/what-do-you-think-about-machines-that-think I wonder how long until an Edge essay is written by an AI?
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Alex: Yes, I think the notion and nature of "self" is going to undergo some significant changes soon.
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These researchers will bring valuable results from the lab into our kitchens, for longer and healthier lives! https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/longevity-cookbook
A strategy to defeat aging: from diet to cutting-edge science to make you look good and live longer | Crowdfunding is a democratic way to support the fundraising needs of your community. Make a contribution today!
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Most cooking programs are teaching people recipes for disease and rapid aging. 
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I am impressed, annoyed, and somewhat scared that my phone beats me at chess.
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To paraphrase Peter Steiner, "On the Internet, nobody knows you're an AI."
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I love that robotic butterflies now exist. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gu3z7w4Vc8&feature=youtu.be
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Happy birthday, Albert. Thanks for discovering General Relativity.
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You're welcome
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My birthday is coming up. I'd love to see some photos of E8 shirts in the wild. And we just got more in stock. http://www.blondegeek.net/E8/
(As seen on the History Channel's Invention USA) A worthy Theory of Everything needs to look good on a T-shirt, and E8 Theory lives up to the promise. These stylish shirts, designed with the help of Garrett Lisi, show all the known elementary particles of physics and how they interact, ...
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Nope. But we'll have some Pacific Science Institute shirts soon, in charcoal.
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I don't often give movie recommendations, and it's not surprising or upbeat, but "The Fault in Our Stars" is quite good.
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Oh, yeah it's good! I know it's hard to believe, but I shed some tears during that one! :-)
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Base jumping off the ivory tower.
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  • Pacific Science Institute
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Maui, HI
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Los Angeles, CA - San Diego, CA - Incline Village, NV - Frisco, CO
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surfer-physicist
Introduction
I'm an unusual physicist. After getting my Ph.D. from UC San Diego, I moved to the island of Maui to find an optimum balance between surfing and pursuing my own theoretical research. While pulling at a loose thread in the foundation of Quantum Field Theory, I soon found myself looking at the most beautiful unified model of particle physics anyone had ever seen. My story and work have been featured at TED, in Outside Magazine, The New Yorker, and recently in Scientific American.
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Made Brian Greene jealous.
Education
  • University of California, San Diego
    physics
  • University of California, Los Angeles
    physics and math
  • The Cate School
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