Welcome to Blas' Page
by Blas Pedro Uberuaga
|Blas at the top of Mount Oiz in Bizkaia
Well, let's try to figure it out. Let's look
at my name...
Blas comes from an old Roman family name
(most things Roman are old, aren't they?), Blassus,
which means deformed, stuttering.
So we have Blas Pedro Uberuaga...a deformed and stuttering rock
from the hotsprings. Yep, that's me. :)
Pedro comes from a Greek translation of the Aramaic name
Cephas, the name Jesus gave to Peter when He called him the
foundation and rock of the Church.
Uberuaga is a Basque surname. It can be broken down into Ur
(water) Bero (hot) and Aga (place of) or
For those of you who wander into this page and wonder what the hell
am I doing, spending all of this time to create this monster page on the
Basque Country and her people, I have a short autobiography, slightly
In 2000, I finished my PhD
with Hannes Jonsson at the University of Washington Chemistry
Department. After that, I did a postdoc with Art Voter at Los Alamos National Laboratory. I'm now a staff member at Los Alamos. Some of the work I've done during my career is described on my
research page, though it is horribly out of date.
Friends make life worth living, right? And who a person's friends are
tell you a lot about him or her. So, here are my friends, at least the
ones that have web pages. At least, I call them friend... Hopefully, they
call me friend too. :)
Some friends had web pages, but currently don't. But, I thought I'd mention them anyways:
I'm putting some writings of mine on here as well. Most of them
are papers I've written for various classes. While they expressed
my thoughts at the time, my views and opinions have changed, sometimes
significantly, since writing these papers, so they do not necessarily
express my current beliefs. But, I thought they might be interesting
for some people. And, as a friend said, there is some amount of ego
involved in putting them on the web for all to see as well.
I'm also putting some fiction writings I've done in conjuction with a
friend. We have had some thoughts on writing a fantasy novel based
on our old role-playing experiences. At this point, we've only
gotten some rough draft summary stories that detail some background.
I'd really appreciate hearing any critique from anyone who reads
These can be found here.
These are some drawings I've made at various times, scanned
and colored with Gimp. They are random thoughts in the sense that,
when they were created, I had nothing in particular in mind. They
just came out of the lines. I will add more in the future. Any
comments or criticisms are welcome.
Books I've Read Recently...
One of my favorite pasttimes is reading. While I don't get the chance to read as much as I used to, I still greatly enjoy it. I've created a list of the books I've read recently, including some brief comments on some of them.
Of course, don't forget to visit my
main page. From there you can see some stats about my
pages (yeah, I know, real exciting...). You can also find my Basque pages, where I have collected a great deal of
information about the Basques (you don't know who or what the Basques are?
Then get your butt over to my Basque pages!).