Regarding the ups and downs of graduate school and the struggle to maintain a life (is that allowed?) outside of the lab.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
I love computer geeks
It's true. Computer geeks are great! I have yet to ask Google to find me an answer to a computer query and not found that someone else has asked the same question before, and been answered. Workarounds for weird software gitches. MATLAB files to manipulate plots all sorts of ways. LaTeX tips and templates. And all for free! I'd love to join in the fun, but don't have the time quite yet (will I ever?) to learn all the nitty-gritty programming. Someday. For now, I enjoy hacking together the stuff I find online. So, thanks to all you computer geeks out there! You are very much appreciated.
I am a female graduate student in physics in my last year (I hope!) of a PhD program. My research focus is biophysics and the group I belong to is interdisciplinary, with students from both the biological and physical sciences. My life is also an interdisciplinary adventure, as I struggle to successfully balance my roles as student, wife, homeowner, dog owner, and member of a large and close-knit, though wide-spread, extended family.