Saturday, September 26, 2015

Open house

Today is the Emporia State "family day" open house. The state of Kansas wants us to have 10 physics majors per year so there is a lot of emphasis on recruiting.  For me at least physics, and science in general, is about ideas.  These public events tend instead to be more like carnivals. By and large my colleagues do not seem to share my values. They want to say physics is fun.  I want to say physics is important.

Some things are easy to learn.  But learning is, in general, NP hard.  You can't just learn the easy stuff.  You can't expect it to always be fun. University should not be considered a part of the entertainment industry.

Maybe the english department would do things more to my liking.

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