I have officially survived my first round of problem sets in my first year as a grad student at a first rate university. (I'm feeling rather firsty; I think I'll have a second cup of coffee -- and hopefully avoid third degree burns -- before I go forth to a field theory lecture.) The problem sets are actually due tomorrow, so tonight there will be many a grad student grinding away at elliptic integrals while burning the midnight oil. I, however, will be blistfully dreaming (of elliptic integrals of course), awaiting an early morning flight to the land where beans glisten in the sunlight: Oberlin, Ohio.
This week wasn't all studying, though. Yesterday I attended a rather non-scientific science lecture that involved a headless chicken and a LOX BBQ. Before that, I watched a very scientific movie about the harmful effects of radioactive waste. (Which one day will spawn the spin-off Teenage Mutant Ninja Oysters: Heroes on the Half Shell.)
'Tis time to wash the chalk from my clothing. More news from the physics front in a month or so...