Ali's Childhood stories are stories of curiosity. The joy of understanding something new is a prominent part of his memories, and you know, you can see that curiosity has never ceased to invigorate him. As a child, Different phenomena would raise his interest, and he would continue searching books, asking adults, and thinking on his own to reach an explanation and a deeper understanding.
Infantile research of Ali started with elementary questions:
Why do objects have shadows? Why do we get hungry? Why do toenails grow slower than fingernails? Why are peppers spicy? Why do we feel cold when we stand in front of a fan or come out of the shower? What is that strange noise produced when you hum behind a fan? Why are there moving stripes when you look TV through a running fan?
The routine remained the same, but as he grew up, questions became more and more fundamental: What would happen if the speed of light varied in time? Is the universe expanding or not or are we shrinking? What does the uncertainty principle actually mean?
His curiosity about these questions and talent for mathematics eventually led him to pursue a degree in theoretical physics in Ferdowsi university of Iran, Mashhad and then in Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Canada. That was not his destination. He was also eager to see the fruits of his labor during his lifetime, so instead of following extremely fundamental branches of theoretical physics, He studied quantum computation at the university of Meryland. The field of quantum computation is the best of both worlds; it has elegant levels of abstraction and intriguing layers of complication. It is one of the most practical branches of theoretical physics as well. His research is currently on generating new quantum algorithms that can solve different problems more efficiently on quantum devices in the near future.