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Peter Fedak is LizSarapata's long-term partner and social foil. You can tell he has a diverse and varied set of interests from the mathematical proofs that show up on his whiteboard, the 20 4 Rubix cubes and similar puzzles on his shelves, the huge collection of Mathematica programs he writes to visualize some obscure concept that he adds to every week, and the fact that he skipped out of nearly all of core math, physics and computer science. The dude did a problem on a Stems test backwards and still got 100 on the midterm. Likes cryptic crosswords and has some rather uncommon mannerisms. Talks like a fifty-year-old philosophy professor, yet manages to not sound pretentious. Has disturbing man-crush on Emil. He is about 3 and a half feet tall.

Is currently a theoretical physics Ph.D. student at MIT, because he is totally a real person and not some caricature whose life is dictated entirely by supergenius tropes.

QUOTES:

"There is physics on my penis."

"I think I can say with some certainty that I love you."

"This limits my ability to reciprocate." (on being hugged from behind)

Liz: Do you know how much I LOOOOOVE YOUUU?
Peter: How much.
Liz: Very much! So, so, so, so very much! I love you very much! Very very much!
Peter: Wait, that should be cosine...

This next one has a backstory: Liz has taken all of the small lamps in Peter's room and piled them on top of each other, labeling one of the truncated conical lamps with a piece of tape which reads "LIGHT ORGY."
Peter: What I like about the tape is that it shows what the geodesic of a cone would be.

"I'm a chocolate lesbian!"

Liz: what do you miss about me most
Peter: prof benjamin did a quick thing about generating fucntions
for someone that asked
and he pointed out you can also use them to give the approximate growth rate
which i thought was cool

Halfway through Analysis 2, which Peter has never taken, Liz asks for his input on a problem using a technique that the class learned just recently.
Liz: I want to minimize this integral equation using this formula.
Peter: That's just Euler-Lagrange.
Liz: Well, yeah, but we just covered that now. How the heck did you know that?
Peter: Oh, is this hyperbolic plane geodesics?
Liz: WHAT THE FUCK DEAR
Note: It was the correct equation, but the meaning was beyond the scope of the class. Fuck you Peter.

Peter is talking about Abstract Algebra with Liz. She draws a dick on his whiteboard.
Liz: Hey, I was having trouble with this notation. Can you tell me what it is?
Peter: It's very tasty.

Liz: I don't think I'm very attractive. My face is awful and I have bad skin.
Peter: I like your boobs.
Liz: I really hate my face. I think I'm ugly.
Peter: I like your hair.
Liz: Yes, but what about my face?
Peter: I like your tattoo.

Liz (singing to the tune of "Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel"): Peter, Peter, Peter, I made you out of... uh... your parents made you out of genetic material...
Peter: You're the opposite of a dreidel because you're ready when you're wet.
And that is the story of how he died.

Liz: Peter, if you had to get a prostitute, what color would she be wearing?
Peter: Clear.

Some choice quotes from Peter's Reddit comment history, one of the classiest places on the internet:
"There are also dangers involved with having sex with an animal that might be overlooked by someone who over-estimates the cooperativeness of the animal."
"Amazing tacos might increase demand by a huge amount, but won't have the same inherent power to cause issues like this. There might be a "class war" between pro-taco and anti-taco groups, but I doubt people would be displaced... I have a not-entirely-justified feeling that if suddenly a wave of (wealthy, so that there would be an impact) taco artisans flooded my hometown, I would be okay with that. I get something from the availability of delicious tacos, and the development of taco-cuisine in general, that I care about a lot more than wifi in the park."
You got owned, Peter-style: "theflamingoking's comment wasn't sarcastic, it was a representation of the content of your comment. You stated that the number of people has "got to be miniscule." Without that assumption, your later "hate" may well be unwarranted. theflamingoking needn't be contrarian to have made this comment - perhaps they are simply against hate-mongering and misinformation, or when people try to hide that they are arguing based on what they feel instead of what actually is the case."
In response to an anti-Sarkeesian video:"Those making these statements (as well as the narrator of that video) seem not to be familiar with academia, or at least scholarly criticism, literary or otherwise. The negative way in which the use of "references" and "citations" is presented is particularly enlightening."
A sentence which is representative of the vast majority of his comments: "What does this imply about the Wronskian of p and some other Hermite polynomial at a repeated root?"
From a very, very oblivious person who was caught on the opposing side of a discussion with Peter: "Am I going to fast for you?"

Nearly every single other comment was about math.

liz: i want to play hangman
peter: ok
liz: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
peter: R
liz: _ _ r _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
peter: L
liz: no
peter: H
liz: no
peter: C
liz: _ _ r _ c _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
peter: U
liz: no
peter: D
liz: _ _ r _ c _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ d _
peter: O
liz: no
peter: I
liz: _ _ r _ c _ _ _ _ _ _ _ i _ _ i _ _ _ _ _ _ _ i _ _ _ _ i _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ i _ _ _ d _
peter: S
liz: no
peter: T
liz: _ _ r _ c _ _ _ _ _ _ _ i _ _ i _ t _ _ _ _ _ i _ _ _ _ i _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ i _ _ _ d _
peter: A
liz: _ _ r a c _ _ _ _ _ _ _ i _ _ i _ t _ _ _ _ _ i _ _ _ _ i _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ i _ _ _ d _
peter: E
liz: _ _ r a c _ _ _ _ _ _ _ i _ _ i _ t _ _ _ _ _ i _ _ _ _ i _ _ _ _ e _ _ _ i _ _ _ d _
peter: J
liz: no
peter: W
liz: no
peter: N
liz: _ _ r a c _ _ _ _ _ _ _ i _ _ i n t _ _ _ _ _ i _ _ _ _ i _ _ _ _ e _ _ _ i n _ _ d _
peter: H
liz: no
peter: G
liz: no
peter: Y
liz: no
peter: P
liz: _ _ rac _ _ _ _ _ _ pi _ _ int _ _ _ _ pi _ _ _ pi _ _ _ _ e _ _ _ in _ _ d _
peter: ...
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liz: \ _ rac _ _ _ _ _ \pi _ \int _ _ _ \pi _ _ \pi _ _ _ _ e _ _ _ in _ _ d _
peter: F
liz: \frac _ _ _ _ _ \pi _ \int _ _ _ \pi _ _ \pi f _ _ _ e _ _ _ in _ _ d _
peter: {
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2
^
-
x
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1
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i fourier transform you, too
liz: \frac{1}{2\pi}\int_{- \pi}^\pi f(x)e^{-inx) dx
congrats dear

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