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Either astronomy or quantum physics.
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Dark_Alma wrote:


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Thermodynamics *____________*
Yeh i'm doing a masters for it too since you can't graduate with a degree in pharmacy without it but tha(its killing me)nks
imagine i went with my initial choice and went to med school, i think the stress would've made me bald


I just gained 5 lbs over the last 2 years. Alcohol will make you gain that weight like mad! I found the best way to deal with stress (besides alcohol) is nice jogs/runs.

Med school is incredibly hard. One of my acquaintances showed me their notes... Too many bloody new words! WORDS FOR DAYS! Are you already in your masters? If so, you are a young masters student! Masters at 20 is a hard feat to accomplish!


Ahahahahaha I don't drink so yeh, missing that part in my uni experience and yeh i go gym at least twice a week to maintain my weight ;_;

I'll be going into my 3rd year of university in september, i'm 1 year behind so no masters for another 2 years. Took a year out before university to work and travel and honestly it was the best decision i made in my life

I've heard about how hard medicine is but its crazy how similar it is to pharmacy, i mean me and a bunch of friends have taught medicine students about heart and lung anatomy. Teaching them made me feel on a whole other level of smart xDDD
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Dark_Alma wrote:


kevz_210 wrote:

Well I'm a mechanical engineer, so there's that
I've always like math too, just getting those "aha" moments to solving complex problems has always felt satisfying.
Although, I've recently started to take some Computer Science courses and I have really enjoyed them.
I will also throw in physics since my brother (a physics major) and myself tend to have very long conversations in the car about it to the annoyance of my sister-in-law who is completely lost
As for bio and chem, idk. Chemistry I don't have any real passion for, perhaps for the same reason I don't for electrical engineering: I find it extremely difficult to visualize concepts. As for bio, maybe too much memorization of terms in my introductory courses and whatnot killed any enthusiasm I might have had for it, who knows.

Basically, like: math, physics, mech eng, computer science. Don't care much for: chemistry, bio, and other major branches of engineering.


Computer science is often really fun! I do enjoy the little of that I have done. As for physics... as I stated earlier.. I love it, but I suck at it! It is a love hate relationship. I have the theory down, but cant calculate the "Angle of the Dangle (as my professor called it)" for the life of me. I don't know how I made it through Physics for Engineers I and II.

That AH-HA moment in math is definitely great. I remember working on a PDE question for 5 hours before it was accepted. I had to have a beer to celebrate the triumph over the question! My friend is a mechanical engineer, but I have no knowledge in it sadly (other than the mechanical engineering class of Statics that I took as a Petroleum Engineer). That class was fun itself, though I never want to do it again!

I loved biology, but the smell of formaldehyde makes me sick. At least I only had to dissect one thing in High School before I got except! That poor squid had a horrible funeral... Cut up and... URGH!

Chemistry was fun. I took dual credit chemistry in High School. I remember my final project was messing with esters. One of them I used potassium cyanide. Toxic in and of itself... but I remember my teacher scared the hell out of my class...

"Now Dark_Alma, if you add any acid to the potassium cyanide, you will create a gas called hydrogen cyanide. This is due to the hydrogen replacing the potassium. If you do this, you will kill the entire class before they know it!" I of course, being the charming young man I was... 20 minutes later said "Whoops, I added some acid." The girl next to me shat bricks. Luckily adding acid to a different compound is what I had to do. I just milked it!


Great story, got quite a laugh outta that one
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Astronomy and Astrophysics are my favorites.
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I love all kinds of sciences, but my absolute favorite would have to be Wumbology!!


Oh yeah, I forgot to mention - my dissertation is on wumbosymmetry.
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Biology. I have always been interested in the human anatomy, and have always considered being in the medical field.
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Biology, geology, physiology, and anthropology are my favorites. I loved taking these kinda classes.
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Meteorology, it's a love/hate relationship.
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It may come to a surprise but I wasn't always intending on pursuing a degree in mathematics. My aspiration as a child was to become a "chemist" (a broad term, I know). By the time I was sixteen, I was at MIT studying Nuclear Engineering (the joys of mott/born scattering and nuclear binding energy equations were precursors to awakening my math-nerdiness). My "never completed" dissertation was on the combinatorics of the permutation enumeration of wreath products between certain groups.. 230 pages of goodness that was never submitted. I prefer theoretical mathematics or mathematics that focus on quantum mechanics (let's be real, physicists would be lost without us nerdy mathematicians too). Dirac sea, Poincaré group, Wightman axioms... to convexity (bond, combination, concave, conjugate...)... to discrete/combinatorial geometry... these are things that I still study and poke around with on a daily basis. I spend a lot of time reviewing research papers, dissertations that are freshly approved and uploaded to a few intranets I still have access to, or coming up with my own thoughts and theories.

I probably would have kept up with nuclear engineering or physics if I branched off into the science field of things. The interesting thing about being a mathematician is that (once you've positioned yourself well enough), you tend to be offered/asked to join think tanks that are theoretical physics or quantum mechanics-focused; simply as the person that makes sure that the math is right. Growing up, I was focused on chemistry because I had decent access to "proper" chemistry sets growing up (instead of the $30 ones you'd normally find at a hobby shop).

As for the "AH-HA" moments in mathematics - those are what mathematicians live for. Whether it takes 30 minutes or 30 days... the moment you finally get clarity on that problem... For me, it's a bit like listening to a symphony. There's music in numbers (and numbers in music) - which is kind of how I view mathematics in general. There's an elegance, a beauty, a rhythm .. to every problem you're working on.


Whew! A lot of that went over my head! While I have heard of a lot of these threads sciences... That is a lot of math stuff even I don't know... and I have a minor in mathematics! I remember working with proofs. How hard could proving 1 + 1 = 2 be? A lot harder than I thought!

Also, 230 pages of goodness that never gets published... it makes me want to cry!
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auroraloose wrote:

And thank you for the thread, Dark_Alma.

Oh - and here's my list: theoretical physics (field theory, CFT, exact solutions), mathematics (real and functional analysis), and philosophy of science (demarcation, methodology, ontology).


No problem. These are the threads I enjoy... Much more light hearted and fun than a lot of the flame bait threads that I lurk around.

As for the stuff you like, the only one I have experience in is the mathematics. While I deal a lot with theory, a lot of my work in geology is deducing a conclusion from the data given. When it comes down to it, we figure out stuff that engineers cant, so engineers can do stuff we cant.

Examples: Oil, we find it, engineers mine it. Building, we find a solid foundation, engineers build it.
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Ahahahahaha I don't drink so yeh, missing that part in my uni experience and yeh i go gym at least twice a week to maintain my weight ;_;

I'll be going into my 3rd year of university in september, i'm 1 year behind so no masters for another 2 years. Took a year out before university to work and travel and honestly it was the best decision i made in my life

I've heard about how hard medicine is but its crazy how similar it is to pharmacy, i mean me and a bunch of friends have taught medicine students about heart and lung anatomy. Teaching them made me feel on a whole other level of smart xDDD


Ahh, you poor soul. You somehow go to Uni without alcohol? You have my sympathy! As for teaching med students, nice! I felt that way when teaching an engineer in Structural Geology.

"But Dark_Alma, that feature doesn't make sense with the regional geology!" Well then, make it work! Think outside your engineering box. What could have caused this that you are currently overthinking? It was such a simple answer. It was an Antiformal Syncline. Engineers are not good at thinking outside the engineering box...
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Biology, geology, physiology, and anthropology are my favorites. I loved taking these kinda classes.


Do you have a favorite type of geology? Structural, geophysics, geochemistry, sedimentology, stratigraphy? Or have you just taken the fun intro classes like Historical geology and Physical geology?
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Dark_Alma wrote:


Fozzles wrote:

Ahahahahaha I don't drink so yeh, missing that part in my uni experience and yeh i go gym at least twice a week to maintain my weight ;_;

I'll be going into my 3rd year of university in september, i'm 1 year behind so no masters for another 2 years. Took a year out before university to work and travel and honestly it was the best decision i made in my life

I've heard about how hard medicine is but its crazy how similar it is to pharmacy, i mean me and a bunch of friends have taught medicine students about heart and lung anatomy. Teaching them made me feel on a whole other level of smart xDDD


Ahh, you poor soul. You somehow go to Uni without alcohol? You have my sympathy! As for teaching med students, nice! I felt that way when teaching an engineer in Structural Geology.

"But Dark_Alma, that feature doesn't make sense with the regional geology!" Well then, make it work! Think outside your engineering box. What could have caused this that you are currently overthinking? It was such a simple answer. It was an Antiformal Syncline. Engineers are not good at thinking outside the engineering box...


AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH I appreciate your sympathy but getting intoxicated is not how i'd define a fun time so i'm like anti-alcohol.

So is structural geology what you studied/are studying? or is it something more broad or vague?
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