Since childhood I was drawn by both the precision of science and the abstraction of art. As a profession, I chose the path that felt for me the hardest: science. Yet, I could never give up my other half and continued to write short stories or poems once in a while, only showing them to my closest friends.
I've obtained my PhD in Physics at University of Rochester (2009) and have worked at prestigious research centers from Europe, USA and Asia. A black belt in Kyokushin Karate (obtained in 2008) and over 15 years of experience in Taijiquan completed so far my quest in becoming a better human being.
I write the kind of stories that I would like to read. My hope is to combine my scientific expertise with my literary abilities to produce literary works of superior quality. Among my favorite writers I should cite Thomas Mann, Umberto Eco, Ernest Hemingway and Kawabata Yasunari as the ones who had the strongest influence on my writting style.
As a big fan of science-fiction and fantasy, I was mostly impressed by Stanislaw Lem, Arkadyi and Boris Strugatsky, Aleksandr Beleaev and Ursula K. LeGuin. I hope that someday I could be described as someone who followed onto their footsteps.