|Leslie Winkle, PhD.|
Leslie Winkle, PhD.
|Name||Leslie Winkle, PhD.|
|Sara Gilbert Biography|
Leslie is another physicist who works in the same lab as Leonard, specializing in high energy physics, particularly supersymmetry and dilepton calculations. Whenever depicted in the lab, she is always using the equipment inappropriately to prepare food, such as flash-freezing a banana with liquid nitrogen and then shattering it with a hammer to put in her cereal, or using lasers to heat her Ramen noodles.
Leonard tries to ask her out because he considers her to be in his league (indeed, she is his female equivalent) and they decide to kiss to see if they have chemistry. Though Leslie compliments Leonard on his kissing technique, Leslie feels no arousal, and thus, no date occurs. Leslie usually doesn't shave her legs and only started recently to imply sexual availability. She eventually puts forth an offer of sexual availability towards Leonard one evening after a string quartet practice, and the two have sex, but she reveals that she only desires sex infrequently while distracted by a difficult project and subsequently dumps him. Leslie plays the violin in a string quartet.
She, at some point in the past, made Sheldon cry. She also is able to fix one of Sheldon's equations; this act greatly irritates him. Later on, whenever she sees Sheldon, she tries to insult him (For example: "Hello, fellow scientists. Hello, Sheldon.") Her favorite quip to him is "Hello, dumbass." Sheldon usually stumbles to insult her, but has stated he has no respect for her as a scientist or a human being.
Leslie briefly tries to rekindle her relationship with Leonard after his failed attempt at dating Penny, stating that she is "fully commited to the traditional relationship paradigm" and "who better to slow things down with than you?" She even considers Leonard as a potential mate, going so far as asking Leonard how many children they should have. However, it doesn't work out because of Leslie's belief in loop quantum gravity and Leonard's belief in string theory, which is, as she put it a "deal-breaker".
Leslie is played by Sara Gilbert
Great quotes: Leslie http://the-big-bang-theory.com/quotes/character/Leslie/