Category archives for academia
there is a curious result in behavioural economics, which shows that paying people to do what they like to do, sometimes provides a disincentive for them to do it, and people correspondingly lower their effort to do the task. The example I recently came across, from the 7 Rules of Behavioural Economics, or some such,…
So you want to be an astrophysicist? You’ve suffered through 3-4 years of undergrad, and you’re ready for more. You picked the places to apply to (or have you…?), and you’re ready for the paperwork. Another lightly retouched blast from the past…
So, now you’re at university, and you’re thinking about heading for grad school … More re-runs from Ye Olde Blogge
You are at university. Do you like stars, and stuff? Another rehashed blast from the past
What should a high school student do to get on a track to become an astrophysicist? Reworked from an oldie.
Books, of course, but which books…?
For my class, one f the things I asked is what I should tell them about which I did not do. Somewhat to my surprise, one question, endorsed by a number of other students, was whether I could recommend some good science fiction to read over the holidays. Why, yes, yes I can…