Dan was born in Israel where he learned Spanish as a first language, thanks to his Argentine parents. He moved to the US at the age of four, and lived in Baltimore until he left to pursue a physics degree at MIT. He quickly discovered his love for theoretical physics, particularly condensed matter, taking almost a dozen graduate physics courses during his undergraduate degree. Dan joined the Vishwanath group at UC Berkeley, before transferring to the Harvard University physics department with his advisor.
Dan discovered his love for teaching, thanks to his younger brothers, and when in high school, Dan tutored his brother’s middle school Mathcounts team. This carried over to MIT, where Dan tutored students in Statistical Mechanics. He was a Teaching Assistant at UC Berkeley in Solid State Physics, despite being on a fellowship. And at Harvard, he tutored high school students for more than 200 hours in theoretical physics. Dan enjoys helping students understand the fundamental concepts which allow them to quickly accelerate in their own personal learning, and will always take the time to make sure every question is thoroughly addressed.
Outside of tutoring and research, Dan enjoys watching movies, climbing at the MIT bouldering wall, hiking in New Hampshire, and traveling almost anywhere. He is also spends too much time building computers.