Category: academic life

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fun-o-physics:

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fun-o-physics:

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rudjedet:

I just realised Ph.D should stand for Preferred Hill to Die on.

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I’ve started my Ph.D. about six months ago; thought I finally got where I wanted to be my whole life; thought all those years sacrificing my time and my energy and my other interests, relationships, opportunities, trips i never went to, books I never read, nights out i never had, summers spent in the library, the loneliness I had to pay as a price to be good enough, be the best physicist i could possibly be, to one day be paid to do science – thought it was all going to be worth it. I don’t know what i expected, some kind of radical change in myself maybe. That the energy i ’ve invested in my early twenties was going to be given back to me magically, the best part and time of my youth, and a new passion for physics was going to fill my brain and life. Well. It doesn’t go like that. What i got from making it to here is a kind of dull peace. No more anxiety, no more exams, no need to prove anything to anyone. But years have gone by and i’m never going to get them back. I realized i lived my bachelors and masters degrees always hoping the best was yet to come, putting up with so much shit because i thought: the best is yet to come. And i walked along that path without stopping to look at the beautiful things that were around me, because i thought those things were trivial. Now i look back at that path i’ve walked, and i realize a gate has been closed: i can no longer go back. What if i passed right in front of the “best part” without realizing it?

Don’t waste your youth forcing yourself to get through something for blind ambition or pride. Live.

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afro-elf:

college is just the worst opinions you’ve ever heard being counted as participation points

Summer schools be like

Summer schools be like

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terpsikeraunos:

*rereads my own research* wow. interesting.

31, 39, 48 (physics) and….Congratulations! …

31, 39, 48 (physics) and….Congratulations! 🌸

Thank you!

31. Math pick up line
Hey girl do you want me to make a Fourier analysis? Cause you’re sending me complex signals

39. Last time you computed something without a calculator
i do that often to check if my Mathematica code works correctly

48. Has math changed you?
I like to think it has made me a more logical person, but i can’t prove that

(hoping you meant the math ask)

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GOT ACCEPTED IN A DREAM PHD PROGRAM I can’t control myself

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When your collegues don’t cite your papers