hello! my name is kat, I'm an undergraduate astronomy & astrophysics and physics double major at a school somewhere in PA. Currently I'm working in a particle astrophysics lab, though that may change in the near future.
Obviously I'm super interested in space, but I am also absolutely fascinated by history, anthropology, and linguistics- so don't be surprised if you see me pop up in your notifications☺️
it's nice to meet all of you
@vis_viva these are the posters, they’re really beautiful and free to download
The halls of the physics building are covered in posters of nobel prize winners. This is a good idea in theory, but in practice it’s really demoralizing as a woman to walk down the halls and see hundreds of old white men with maybe 3 women... but today i walked in to the building see people replacing the pictures with beautiful, colorful posters of influential women in physics. I almost started crying; I felt so happy. Representation matters, folks.
my best friend had a solo in her a capella music video and it is just so amazing- her voice is beautiful and y’all should give it a listen if you have the time
morbid humor, astro mnemonics Show more
a great mnemonic for the different spectral types of stars, courtesy of my dear friend and fellow overworked astro major:
i lightened my load this semester because of the ski racing season and yet, it's still near impossible to keep up with my school work on top of practices and competitions.
as much as i love this sport, I'm glad this is my last race weekend of the year
(it's regionals, btw, and our girl's team won today! we've got a pretty good shot at nationals )
i finally feel like I've done something meaningful in my lab!
my PI is going on a trip this week- not sure if it is a conference or just for a private meeting- related to the collaboration we're in. He said he'd like to bring some of the work I've done and show it to other people to see what they think.
It's all very exciting and I don't know what to expect !
@vis_viva the thrilling conclusion: they cancelled classes until 5 pm, my midterm is at 6:45. Honestly, i think this was the best case scenario... no i have all day to study and i dont have to worry about rescheduling messing with other exams
astro and physics undergrad
a humble space zucchini
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