It’s nearly the start of the new academic year, and so a season for new beginnings. And there certainly are lots of those!
Firstly, I’ve moved into my new office, on the fourth floor of Lauritsen. Yes, I’ve made it to the top floor! Across the hallway from my office is last year’s Nobel prize winner, and around the corner is Richard Feynman’s old office, and also my advisors’ current office. There’s also the coffee machine and printer, which will save many trips up the stairs!
My new details:
Pasadena, CA 91125
Office telephone: +1 (626) 395 4503 (though my cellphone is still generally a good bet).
Then I’ll be doing a Teaching Assistantship for the first time this year, which will be interesting, and probably annoying sometimes! I’m teaching sections (ie. revising work and going through problems on the blackboard) for Physics 2, the second year undergrad general physics course.
Climbing is also taking off in an increasingly big way — I’m doing short workouts on the bouldering wall at the Caltech gym most days, and I’m going to give the Caltech rock climbing PE course a try — hopefully it’s not aimed at complete beginners, or I might get a little bored! I’m also going climbing for a weekend with two other physics grad students from other parts of the country, at Red Rocks, near Las Vegas, at the end of October. In the style of the Blog Which Must Not Be Named, pics will follow of the crazy routes we do…
All of this, along with the very interesting people I’ve been meeting around orientation, should make for an exciting year!
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