I have a son who’s just finished his first year as a physics undergrad. As you can imagine, I occasionally pass along a link or two to him pointing to stuff on the web I think he might find particularly interesting or useful. Thinking on that fact, I surmised that perhaps other science students might find those links interesting or useful as well. Hence, this series of posts here on the blog.
By necessity and circumstance, the items I’ve chosen will be influenced by my son’s choice of major and my own interest in the usefulness of computational approaches to science and of social media for outreach and professional development.
- Beyond Labs and Libraries: Career Pathways for Doctoral Students (worth thinking about even as an undergrad)
- Sometimes It Is Whom You Know (on the importance of networking)
- The Science of Collaboration (or, science should be more collaborative)
- So You Want to Blog (Academic Edition)
- More Effective Public Speaking
- A Translation of Software Engineering Jargon
- Daniel Dennett’s seven tools for thinking
- Going inside the machinery and machinations of working in science
- Progress on the Twin Primes Conjecture
- Some cool articles on cutting edge physics
- Waiting for the Revolution: An interview with the Nobel Prize-winning physicist David J. Gross
- Beyond the numbers: Fundamental physics has made important advances. Where does it go from here?
- Eric Weinstein on Geometric Unity
- String Theory and the Scientific Method
- Is Nature Unnatural? Decades of confounding experiments have physicists considering a startling possibility: The universe might not make sense.
- The “Unnatural” Standard Model
Please feel free to add your own suggestions in the comments.