So you want to be a physicist? Hey, me too! While I don’t know everything there is to know about getting there, I might be farther along than you are, and have some wisdom that I’ve accrued along the way that I can impart to you, even though you never asked for it. Hence, this series of Unsolicited Advice. (I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the inspiration I got from Cosmic Variance. Plus I borrowed stole the name.)
Since this is Volume I, we’ll start early: before college.
Nurture Your Interest
If you’re reading this, and you’re not yet in college, then I’m willing to bet that you got interested in physics by reading one of the many popular books on physics. It’s a great way to get into physics (it’s the way I got into it all those years ago). You should continue to feed that interest in any way you can: read more books, watch tv specials, and discuss what you’ve learned with anyone who will listen. Continue reading ‘Unsolicited Advice, Volume I’