Meet the REUs

Gustavo Acosta

Home Institution: UC Riverside
Research Project: Advanced two-dimensional devices
UW Mentor(s): David Cobden

Q: What are your physics/science interests?
My current interest in science is in atomic, nuclear, and condensed matter physics. Really any field of physics that is interdisciplinary is interesting for me.

Q: What are your other interests?
I like to go out to concerts/shows, doesn't matter where as long as the music is tight. I like to watch movies/TV my favorite movie right now is Nightcrawler with Jake Gyllenhal, amazing movie I cannot recommend it enough. I have a lot of other interests like video games, gym, cooking, pool, and playing music.

Q: What would you like to do after college?
After college I want to get into a PhD program in the field of physics. Not exactly sure which field of physics or where, but I'm sure I'll figure it out. I got this far right?

Q: Tell us one strange but interesting fact about yourself.
Not really interesting, but given the chance I would give up everything and become a stay at home dad for a rich trophy wife.

Q: What first sparked your interest in Physics?
I was always interested in how things work, so physics was like ideal. I didn't really know much about the field until my first year of collgee, but it's definitely a better fit for me than computer science or accounting.

Q: If you could have any pet what would it be?
If I could have any pet it would have to be a hamster sized tiger,a tiger sized hamster would probably be able to rip your leg off.

Q: If you had a free month and unlimited funds, how would you spend your time?
A free month with unlimited funds? Buy a yacht, invite some trap rappers, have a gangsta party, maybe get into expensive things. Expensive things like eating gold, wearing Gucci, and having a maid. If it's unlimited, then maybe spend my time and money helping countries that need it, we'll see.

Q: If you could get a grant to study anything what would it be?
A grant would be nice to do studies in video game physics engines to see where the line between "Boring reality" and fun lie. Maybe a social food study, or something with psychology. I mean if it's for anything I might just do something frivolous like a study to see if Saturdays really are for the boys. Oh maybe I should hope for a grant for grad school so I don't have to worry about money, or burdening my department, or being a TA.