Andrea Valori


games: I played chess with a Fields Prize, go with a Nobel Prize, and I finished second in the Cambridge Kriegspiel 2013 tournament. Top 8 platinum player at StarCraft 2, 23 different origami builder, Magic the Gathering type I (with 4 T9) penta-deck possessor..
readings (passions): In America I follow art exhibitions and concerts with Philo Vance, I explore New York with Archie Goodwin and Ellery Queen and I have dinner at the table of Nero Wolfe .. In England I follow Sherlock Holmes, I have tea with aunt Jane Marple; dinner instead is with Hercule Poirot.
During the holidays, I'm lost with Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect.
Once I even met ten thousand men who were seeking the sea.
readings (intellectual): I once read all three critiques of Kant and Hegel's "Phänomenologie des Geistes" (and I think this is already a source of pride enough); the best commentary I know on Divine Comedy is that of Borges. When I was 15 I understood almost half of Feynnman "six not so easy pieces".
religion: pastafarian, but not on Christmas and Easter (I love too much pandoro and chocolate eggs)
Wishlist (for Christmas or other amenities):
- a Tardis (if it is not available at the moment, I can settle for Amelia Pond)
- a bottle of Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster
- a dragon whelp (2/3 evocated with 2 mountain and 2 commons - but I want only Amy Weber' version)
favorite quotes:
- You can't buy happiness, but you can buy books, and that's the same thing.
- If you give a man a fish he will eat for a day. But if you teach a man to fish he will buy an ugly hat. And if you talk about fish to a starving man then you are a consultant.
- When did ignorance become a point of view?

  • Work
    • errant librarian
  • Education
    • LL.M.
    • MA in public policies
    • MA in history
    • PhD candidate