Wednesday, April 30, 2008

If I could go back in time...

This picture was taken at the Solvay Conference in 1927. This particular year, the subject was electrons and photons, and 17 of 29 attendees went on to win Nobel Prizes (interestingly, the only woman present [Marie Curie] went on to be the first to win two Nobels, in the separate disciplines of physics and chemistry)

I think I would give my left pinky toe to be a fly on the wall at this meeting. Wow.

It also makes me wonder what they talked about...were they science dorks geeking out about new discoveries or theories, or did they ask about the kids back home too?

The one quote I did find from the conference:

Einstein (disenchanted with Heisenberg's Principle of Uncertainty): "God does not play dice." Bohr: "Einstein, stop telling God what to do."

Monday, April 28, 2008

T minus six days and counting!

I finished my last final exam today, and graduation is fast approaching. I'm still trying to figure out where these four years went, and how in the world this year in particular just flew by. I do have one more month of school to go before I can officially receive my diploma, so it will be a nice time to chill on campus and say goodbye to the nouns I have loved here: numerous friends, places (Puran and Chocolatier, do you want to move to Boston?), and things I will actually miss this upcoming year.

If you are interested in watching graduation, it will be on webcast here:

Yes, I'll be wearing a green robe, and I still haven't exactly figured out how to wear the hood thingy. But I have a feeling that between now and then, I'll muddle my way through it.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Officially signed up!

I sent off my acceptance today...after living with my decision for a week and a half waiting for the information to arrive to tell me what to do to officially accept MIT's offer, spending the next five years in Boston has started to sink in (in a good way). It just feels...right.

That said, the rest of this year is quickly coming to a close, even though I'm definitely in denial. I'm trying to finish my senior thesis, wrap up classes/tests/presentations, prepare for my last orchestra's hard to believe that graduation is May 4th. Yikes.