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World Year of Physics 2005

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😀 Hahaha, I can hear the screams, “year of what?!?” I suppose that is exactly the reaction they would like this project to fix.

Their official website is here. I’m too busy right now to read their plan in detail, but I whole-heartedly wish the project to become a success. You see, I’m a physicist by training and profession, and any attempts to make that sounded more cool is very welcomed. 😉

I truely, madly, deeply like the subject. And the decision I made not to switch to engineering on my 2nd year of uni is one of the best decision I have ever made in my life. Physics never bothered me much in high-school, but it didn’t get me very excited either. That was until I was exposed to real physics. It’s beautiful, and wonderful, and I was much entertained in my 3 years at Mahidol’s Physics Department.

I took a detour afterward to enter the photonics field. (and took a fair share of bitching from my purer peer) That was largely a financial decision, as nothing beats fundamental sciences in the sense of logic & simplicity that it conveys. It is like talking to mother nature herself.

I used to do tutoring for a few years, not just for the money, but also because I think I’m a farily good teacher. I believe most people hate it because high school science teachers are crap. Nobody should have to remember hundreds of formulae to understand Physics. And nobody should have to be forced to learn it. We are already curious about it since forever! What’s out there in the universe? Why’s the sky blue? How come we don’t fall down if the earth is round?

side note Stephen Hawking was born on January 8, 1942, exactly 300 years since the birth of Galileo Galileo. And they were both great scientist in their time.

Einstein was born March 14, 1879, and Chris came to earth March 12, 1979. Another 2 days and it will be exactly 100 years. Coincidence? I think not.

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