Who am I?
Physicist, Cosmologist Programmer.
My name is Ira Wolfson, born and raised in rural northern Israel, with a short 3 year stint in Skokie, Illinois. With a scientist for a dad, and a teacher for a mom, I was fascinated early on with questions regarding the nature of human experience, and consistent ways to study it.
At a tender age of 10 I remember myself cutting class to fiddle with the idea of the illusory nature of our existence, considering different approaches to probe this suggestion.
Years later, after a short but successful military career, and a one year hiatus dedicated to studing the martial arts, I started my formal physics training.
Physics training was interesting. However I constantly felt as if my lecturers were ‘lying’ to me, taking shortcuts that were neither mathematically sound or pedagogically clear.
And so I found myself adding mathematics and computer science to physics studies. As if that wasn’t enough I also got married and had a daughter. Of course one needs to support a family, so by my last year in university, I was already working part time for a R&D group at Intel Ltd.
These days, I have finished my physics PhD in computational cosmology, a proud father of 3 magnificent kids and looking for my next challenge in academia.