Hello, and welcome to my website! My posts generally come in one of two flavors: discussing an article I find interesting or explaining a concept in science by providing some intuition. Below, you can find some information about me.


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October 24, 2017

Out of context, Maxwell’s Demon evokes an image of a hounding remorse circling James Clerk Maxwell for some debauchery committed in his earlier years.  Alas, Maxwell’s Demon is totally unrelated to any purported debauchery, as far as I know. Rather than plodding throug...

October 2, 2017

Whether it's overcoming the incessant urge to hit snooze again, or pushing to finally complete that manuscript, you and I cross barriers everyday. The very same is true of the most fundamental natural phenomena. 

For example, consider the all too familiar rubb...

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About Me

I am currently a graduate student in Prof. Andrew Ferguson's group at University of Chicago working at the interface of machine learning, molecular simulation, and materials science. As an undergrad, I was a Physics & Math double major and Chemistry minor at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee where I worked at a biophysics laboratory studying how protein hydrogels respond to force. When I'm not endlessly debugging my code, I like to quickly solve Rubik's cubes (average time ~22 seconds), read classic literature, and play the occasional game of chess. You can click here to see my CV.


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Kirill Shmilovich

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