On July 31st I sat down with Brian and we discussed what it means to be seen in intersection disciplines. To him the separation of physics and art are social models created by others. To him there is no difference between being seen in physics and art, they are intertwine.
Guest: Brian Zamarripa Roman
Host/Creator: Tamia Williams
Brian Zamarripa Roman is starting his 6th and final year at the University of Central Florida where he is pursuing a PhD in Physics with a concentration in Physics Education Research (PER). He was born and raised in El Paso, Texas / Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua where he received his B.S. degree in Physics at the University of Texas at El Paso. Throughout his education at UTEP and a couple research experiences, he has conducted research in high energy physics, nuclear physics, and condensed matter physics. Currently, he is seeking a deeper understanding of the meaning of success in physics from the perspective of minority physics students, by exploring metaphorical expressions they use to describe success. This work has led his to incorporated arts-based research and poetic inquiry to elaborate on the different conceptualizations. When he is not doing research he dedicates his time to art in different forms from creating hip-hop and acrylic painting, all the way to building and driving his Honda Civic at monthly Autocross events.