Monday, October 3, 2011

Quote of the Day

Yours truly (yes, Kea) in yet another job application, dated Sep 13, 2011


  1. One may wonder why I still bother to submit job applications, when there is not one even vaguely respectable physicist to write reference letters for me. Actually, I don't bother any more, except for the rare suitable one.

  2. Eventually things will turn around. I know I've been saying this for some time; the superluminality is the next big explosion and you will be deeply involved.

    Meanwhile, since Washington State doesn't allow transfer credits for classes taken over 10 years ago, I'm taking three "remedial physics" classes. The introductory graduate physics class shocked me this morning.

    He put a copy of the unitary tribimaximal mixing matrix up on the board. The subject was hybrid orbitals and chemical bonds. The 2SPxPy is a hybrid of three orbitals so there are three states. And those three states are tribimaximal.

    Note that the 2Px and 2Py orbitals are hybrids of the usual physics P orbitals and are not eigenvectors of L_z.

  3. Well, I hope you pointed out a few things about neutrino physics, then. Or maybe that's not such a good idea, lol.

    Eventually, eventually. You don't know shit.


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