Thursday, August 19, 2010

The Illustrated Guide to PhD for PhD students who don't know what PhD is

Every fall, Matt explains to a fresh batch of PhD students what a PhD is. It's hard to describe it in words so he uses pictures: "Reading research papers takes you to the edge of human knowledge. Once you're at the boundary, you focus. You push at the boundary for a few years. Until one day, the boundary gives way."

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