Tom Shafer

ResearchTwitterThe Summit Church13 Books in 2013


Hi, I’m Tom – a husband, a musician, and a graduate student in theoretical physics living in North Carolina.

My wife and I are a part of the Summit Church community in Durham, North Carolina.

I play guitars and have been incredibly fortunate to work with Port City Community Church (of which I was a part for about 8 years), Scotts Hill Baptist Church, Lee Hester, Matt Blair, Aravis, Gloria Spillers, and others. I currently play guitars at The Summit Church and occasionally at Overflow in Wilmington, North Carolina.

I am working towards my Ph.D. in Physics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, studying nuclear structure. I did my undergraduate studies at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, which was enjoyable even though I dislike beaches.

I enjoy writing computer programs as a job and as a hobby. Before entering college I wrote website engines for Port City Community Church, and before graduate school I freelanced as a programmer. These days I enjoy Python much more than PHP, but I mostly write physics programs in Fortran.

I enjoy using Apple computers daily. This small website was written with TextMate 2 on a Mid-2009 15-inch MacBook Pro.

I am very scared of roller coasters.