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Whenever I bring up a new idea about the proje…

My co-mentor: BITCH YAAAASS
My mentor: Bitch, please

I hate you Cern

I hate you Cern

Hey! I am currently on my last year of high s…

Hey! I am currently on my last year of high school in my country ( I'm not from the us) and I'm torn between going to medical school and doing something related to physics, like astronomy or so. There is a course here called physical engineering but I'm not sure. Would you mind telling me how is studying physics in university? Ahhh I'm so confused. So sorry to bother. Love your blog ❤️

Hi! Physical engineering is not the same thing as physics; if you want to do astronomy you’ll have to find a physics course i’m afraid. I mean studying physics is both stressful and amazing. I think that my undergraduate studies where by far the hardest part. But you can do it if you learn how not to be discouraged by occasional inevitable failure. Good luck & thanks 🙂

Hi. Do you have any advice for someone who is…

Hi. Do you have any advice for someone who is looking to apply to graduate school but who graduated from college in 2016?

I’m applying for a PhD myself and so far i think that a good thing to do is to read the latest papers of the group/mentor you want to work with and maybe write down some ideas, idk for example i’ ve just finished my MSc and i’m kind of trying to link some research that i’ve done to the stuff i read in their papers, so to seem prepared & pretend to have good ideas. Good luck!

Hello! So I'm about to chose a career (im…

Hello! So I'm about to chose a career (im not from the us) and im thinking physics or medicine… I'm scared of choosing physics because I'm not so great at math. Could you please give me advice? How can I stop being afraid of math? What's it like studying physics? What should I start learning independently?? Thanks!

Hi! You can become good at math by practising. Maybe try reading by yourself some high school textbooks, if you haven’t done it yet. And i don’t know abt other people but i have fallen in love with physics by solving problems. Like, going home and doing the exercises in the textbook for fun. Doing physics at a higher level is not very different from that. Try and see how you like it. Either way, all the best


Me, a disgraced academic turned farmer, surveying my crops: Finally… I am out standing in my field

Heyy, i took two gap years after high school a…

Heyy, i took two gap years after high school and on march i'm coming back to school. I somehow got into the best physics program in my country (i'm not from the us) but i'm fucking nervous. I really like it but was never a genius, and with two years without properly studying (i did a bit on my own but not the same) i don't know how to approach it. Do you know how i could start to prepare myself now, or how to study when i start classes? Thank you!

Hey. My general advice for freshmen is always to start doing assignments and exercises right away. Try not to fall behind on your work when you start from the basics. When you get a hand of it, the rest will follow more naturally. Working hard is far more valuable than being a genius (and if you ask my opinion, geniuses don’t exist anyway). Don’t be discouraged if you fuck up a little in the beginning. Happens to all.

Hello! My name's Luiza and in a few days …

Hello! My name's Luiza and in a few days I'll have to decide what I want to study in university. I'm currently caught between anthropology and physics. I'd like to ask you how is the physics course. As someone who is currently in the research field (or so I believe), you're following the path I would if I were to study physics. Can you please tell me what is it like? How well should one's grades/understanding of physics prior to university? Thank you in advance for your attention!

Hello hello, so sorry for answering this late, but my graduation is in a few days (!) and my life has been a bunch of deadlines. I suppose you’ve already made your decision (I hope you chose physics. HAH just kidding, kind of). But anyway, I find that doing research is the best feeling ever. Being completely caught up in your work, because it is new, and it is something that you’re building from your own mind. It gives you a sense of purpose. And your highschool level of knowledge on physics doesn’t really matter at all; in uni you always start from scratch anyway. All the best on your career!

Me when I’m presenting my work to other physic…

Me when I’m presenting my work to other physicists

Hey. I have recently taken on physics. It seem…

Hey. I have recently taken on physics. It seems tough and I don't seem to have *intuition* for it. But I kinda like the subject. Can you tell me if I'll ever excel in this? Thanks.

hello. I lost my crystal ball & can’t answer your question. All i can say is that you can see results by working hard, and putting a bit of passion into it. It might sound stupid to some, but that’s really all there is.