on “ding” letters and failure

I just received my “ding” letter in the mail concerning my violin audition in February, which I have to admit, was depressing.

I mean, I knew it was coming- my audition felt like completing a maze blindfolded. In other words, I messed up and my audition was a nightmare right from my 3-octave scale. Continue reading “on “ding” letters and failure”

February, Feynman, and Friends!

Had an awesome time playing with lasers, learning about the weirdness that is light*, and hanging out with these cool people at the Lawrence physics workshop in February!

I got a t-shirt!
made a hologram (yay for interference patterns!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*to quote Feynman: “Now we know how the electrons and light behave. But what can I call it? If I say they behave like particles I give the wrong impression; also if I say they behave like waves. They behave in their own inimitable way, which technically could be called a quantum mechanical way. They behave in a way that is like nothing that you have seen before (Messenger Lectures, 1964, MIT).”

**speaking of Feynman… definitely check out the book Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! It’s a compilation of fun conversational anecdotes.