Lovely article about a brilliant physicist who recently passed away:
Ann Nelson Took On the Biggest Problems in Physics
Note that she knew that the biggest problems were not all theoretical - she also worked to remove the barriers facing women and minorities, including trans folks specifically.
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Formal academia isn't for everyone; Strong language
And I don't mean that in the "not everyone is good enough" sense
I mean that in the "academia has major structural problems" sense
And even in cases where formal academia is functioning well, sometimes it's a bad fit or it's not conducive to a person's goals
So while I am very proud of my own academic achievement, and others who have made the formal system work for them
You can fuck off if you get judgy about not going for an advanced degree
Advice For moving to Canada; MH mention
I'm moving shortly for school. I'll be getting an apartment because my uni is out of dorms. Without getting into details, the first time I tried doing college away from family, my depression got horrible and I had to drop out. I obviously don't want that to happen again. I'm socially anxious but I still assume I should get involved in this city/uni .
If you were uprooting your life in a similar way, what would you do?
loss of a talented scientist to senseless violence
UC Irvine astrophysics PhD student Jose Antonio Flores Velazquez killed in drive by shooting. Child of immigrants from Mexico. Dreamed of helping his dad retire from construction work.
"Before he died, he submitted a draft of his research paper in which he used advanced supercomputer simulations to interpret telescopes’ observations about the rate at which galaxies form stars"
Sometimes this world is so cruel
In the push to support trans kids (something that’s always needed, btw), there is often an overflowing amount of narratives of trans adults testifying that “they always knew.”
I just want to remind all the people questioning their gender that some people always knew, but some of us didn’t. *I* didn’t. And it’s ok to be only figuring it out when you are older.
I was 35 years and 221 days old when I finally figured it out. Others have been older.
It’s never too late to make the connection.
PhD Candidate interested in dynamical systems and geometry. They/them or ey/em
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