Random Musings

About the Undergraduate Experience

About the Graduate Experience

  • This is a good source of information about life as a PhD student.
  • Cargo Cult Science (Transcript of a talk by Richard Feynman on the importance of integrity and honesty when doing research)
  • Taking too long to finish your PhD thesis? This may be your ticket out. (For a second and third opinion.) (Don't misunderstand, I mean this as a joke not an endorsement. Stop looking for a “thesis formula”; talk more to your advisor and work harder.)
  • Can't bear the thought of leaving graduate school? Change your thesis topic. (This is also a joke.)
  • — Charles Kettering. (This is not a joke.)
  • “A 'thesis' is a supposition of some eminent philosopher that conflicts with the general opinion…for to take notice when any ordinary person expresses views contrary to men's usual opinions would be silly.” (according to Aristotle)

Good stuff on the net

Stuff on the net