Aaron Rowe

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Aaron Rowe
Chemistry researcher and contributor to Wired, Discover, and The Scientist
I often daydream about... Food. I see myself wandering around Europe looking for the tastiest dishes—pasta in Italy and pastries in Paris. I'm also very curious about Southeast Asian cuisines.

I feel most creative when... I stay up late. At night I don't have as many distractions—there's no long to-do list weighing on my mind. I can just sit back, relax, and envision all the possibilities.

I'm inspired by... Inventors. I hope to someday bring a useful product into the world—a gadget, safety equipment, medicine. I obsessively read the news looking for problems that need fixing and keep a notebook of ideas.

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