The following information is intended for folks I might want to hear from personally. Please use this page instead if you would like to contact me about physics- or university-related matters.
Please note: I answer personal emails on a space-available basis. Long-term chronic pain makes typing unduly difficult for me, so sometimes there may be an extended delay if you seek a response more substantive than 3-5 sentences. If you seek discussion of a topic that interests both of us, I will most likely propose a video chat to fill the gap, because verbal interaction is very cheap for me while typing is extremely expensive. For those who cannot manage synchronous audio/visual communication, I am willing to recruit asymmetric methods, such as me talking and the other person typing, via Skype, as an anti-ableist measure.
I do not tolerate harassment or abuse of any kind. If it occurs, I block, blacklist, and report the aggressor to pertinent authorities.
Here are two particularly egregious examples of unsolicited communications from strangers.
fanemail to my university account. In it, he tried to inject himself into my personal life and declared a fetish for my gender identity. He apparently lives under the misapprehension that I and others he obsesses about online exist for his consumption and enjoyment. Ewww -- get a better hobby!