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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

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does anyone understand what this says? I left my work up on the whiteboard and when i came back this was written- i’m so curious!

@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

i need a snow day tomorrow to cancel my midterm.
by all counts we SHOULD have a snow day tomorrow. But this would be our 3rd this semester so uhhhhhh it’s not looking likely :(

i kinda wanna go to a pet store so i can hold some rats. I miss my babies :(

My favorite professor is teaching the class i’m taking next semester !!!!!!!!!!!! I am ACTUALLY screaming this is the best thing that could have happened!!!

There’s a tradition of painting the bricks in our society of physics student study lounge upon graduation..... this is my favorite

[id: a white brick with the character kyubey from madoka magica’s face painted on, reading “contract? magical grad boy?”]

I would just like to go to sleep when im tired. That is all

@vis_viva on that note the “no sleep ‘till your dead” mentality and culture of just always having work to do... is super unhealthy and i hate it. I shouldnt have to be working from when i wake up to when i go to sleep just to get everything done!!! No one should!! And yet, it seems like everyone around me, myself included, does

when do i get to the part of my academic career where i have a defined start and finish to my working day??? The mindset of 24/7 work is actually killing me... i need structure!! I need rest!!!

i talked with my honors advisor and she agrees that i should look for a new lab... which i figured would be the case but. Idk i really like working with my current PI, so it’s a shame that i can’t stick with him. It’s for the best, but i cant say im looking forward to the process of finding a new one

if anyone cares, we got it to work finally!!! and fixed that terrible chi square :BlobCatPats:

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@vis_viva It would seem that the fit was un*fazed* by the data 😋

when your function fit gives you the exact opposite of what you need.... :ThisIsFine:

please help!

this REU is asking what year I will be next fall, and they have freshman/sophomore/junior/senior listed alongside credit amounts!

I am going to have senior credit standing next year, but I'll only be in my 3rd year of study and I'm not going to be graduating early...so for all intents and purposes, a junior.

what do I put???

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What would change if the sun rose in the West and set in the East? A lot actually.

A retrograde spin would produce a reverse Coriolis effect. Researchers used the Max Planck Institute Earth System Model to produce a model of Earth's climate in this scenario.

Overall, Earth's total desert coverage shrunk from 16 million square miles to 12 million. The Sahara, Middle East, and Australia sprouted grasslands & rainforest, and the American southeast and La Plata, and East China became new deserts.

impending genetic health issues, - Show more

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also sorry for posting so much about my applications y'all, i'm hoping to submit them this week (tentatively Monday) so i'll be done soon!!

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