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Rohit Koul

Graduate Student

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and why exactly are you here?.. sigh!!

I'm addicted to computers, music and books [1]; they pretty much define my world [2]. An idealist with a mania for perfection, I'm driven to figure out how "Life, the Universe and Everything" work - particularly people, which means that I'm basically an observer, and a good one (I like to think.)

Ironically, the greatest adult influences in my life are either fictional or purely imaginary, most notably Charles Eppes[3], professor of  applied mathematics at CalSci. Having said that, I do have immense respect for Terence Tao as well.

On a slightly non-tech but serious note , I am a fan of John Nash and the brilliant portrayal of his personality by Russel Crowe in the movie "A Beautiful Mind". As such this monologue reflects my general state of mind:

"I cannot waste time with these classes and these books, memorizing the weaker assumptions of lesser mortals. I need to look through to the governing dynamics, find a truly original idea. That's the only way I'll ever distinguish myself. That's the only way I'll ever matter."

and I am working on it :)

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[1] I used to paint until I went to college. These days I dabble in photography.

[2] However, whenever I talk about "Life, the Universe and Everything", I often include Roger Federer, Sachin Tendulkar, Arsenal FC, Rubik's Cube, Metallica, Linkin Park, The Fountainhead, The Big Bang Theory and my alma-mater BITS Pilani.

[3] Now that we are talking of fictional characters, I absolutely loved Hugh Laurie as Dr Gregory House in House and James Spader as Alan Shore in Boston Legal. Zachary Quinto as Gabriel Gray/Sylar in Heroes came pretty close. And No, despite Jim Parson's brilliant portrayal of Sheldon Cooper in The Big Bang Theory, I don't like Cooper - the character, that much.

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