Thursday, May 26, 2005

Wanna become a physicist?

[ Via SciAn again ] : The quantum diaries site is running a career week blog, where physicists answer questions about careers in physics. Check out this answer to a question that asked about the 'intellectual requirements' to become a physicist (emphasis in the original):

No, you don't have to be bright to be a physicist. Indeed, quite a few of my colleagues are nowhere near that ;) You just need to WANT to be one.



  1. Anonymous said...

    I have been looking at quantum diaries for some time. But it is dissapointing to say the least..many interesting pple on the listing blog very rarely.I prefer some of the older blogs started by physicists. Also..I guess a lot of money has gone into the whole thing.ur opinion?

  2. Abi said...

    Hi Aswin, I used to check on the Quantum Diaries regularly during their initial days, but lost touch (for essentially the same reason as yours). However, I find them interesting enough to check every once in a while; since blogging there is quite light, I finish it off in one go, and move on...

    I agree with you on the other point, too: I too prefer the blogs of Sean Carroll (who now blogs at Cosmic Variance), Cosma Shalizi and Chad Orzel.