As a child, Sasha enjoyed solving math and logic problems until he discovered physics in middle school. He won various diplomas in physics Olympiads throughout high school and in college (which allowed him to skip the final exams). Figuring out what the world is made of and how it runs was driving Sasha toward theoretical physics. After studying string theory and completing his PhD, he switched to more practical applications and worked in finance. He enjoys hikes in the mountains and meditation retreats.