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What Does Any of This Have To Do with Physics?

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  1. bike Link
    An exceptionally written memoir by Bob Henderson (2016) about life in graduate school. Applicable to any mathematical science.

    An exceptionally written memoir by Bob Henderson (2016) about life in graduate school. Applicable to any mathematical science.

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  2. PhysicsMonkey Link
    Starts out strong, but kinda dithers into gratuitousness at the end. The final bit where he tried to evoke Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is a nice homage, but really felt jarring to...

    Starts out strong, but kinda dithers into gratuitousness at the end. The final bit where he tried to evoke Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is a nice homage, but really felt jarring to the rest of his narrative voice.
    He captures the naivete of grad students quite well, though. I'm sure many of them experience a similar disenchantment with the real world after university life, so props to him for capturing that as well.

    Oh, and nothing of that has anything to do with physics, aside from the fact he talks a lot about doing physics.
    :p

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