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Soud Al Kharusi
Soud Al Kharusi
Postdoctoral physicist at Stanford

Hi! I am Soud Al Kharusi.

السلام عليكم، اسمي سعود الخروصي.

Welcome to my pixel of the internet. Currently, I am a physicist at Stanford University in California. But, like you, I am more than a one-dimensional personality.

On this website I write about my science, comment on society, reflect on various moments in my life, and keep a running log of the many projects that I’ve worked on.

My story

My story begins with my name, Soud (in English, pronounced like “dude”), I am named after my grandfather who was the first dentist in Oman. We are a part of the Kharusi tribe.

I am the only son among three sisters. My father, Mohammed Samir, was born in Stone Town, Zanzibar, while my mother, Sheikha, hails from Portsmouth, England. I was born and raised in Muscat, capital of the Sultanate of Oman.

At 18 years old, I entered a new chapter in my life by moving to Montreal, Canada, to attend McGill University. Almost a decade later, I completed my PhD in particle astrophysics and moved to San Francisco, where I now live.

My mission

My mission is to cultivate a richer understanding of the human endeavour for all peoples. I aim to do this by fostering an appreciation for the natural world and by promoting empathy for each other, highlighting the nuances in our values and opinions.

My pursuit is set against a backdrop of stories and clarified through the lens of empirical data. This website contains a public record of my attempts. Here, I share experiences and insights from my physics research and introduce tools designed to capture and quantify collective sentiment, such as > read(the_room). Within these pages, you’ll find a tapestry of ideas — some I hope are brilliant, but I am certain many are flawed.

I invite you to point out these flaws, and to join me in building this understanding.


If you have any questions or would like to collaborate on a project, please don’t hesitate to shoot me an email at: [email protected]

I’m genuinely enthusiastic about speaking engagements and am open to addressing audiences with various levels of background knowledge on my favorite topics. If this interests you, please do get in touch.

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