Day 2 at Berkeley
Apologies for not posting yesterday (which would have been my first day at Berkeley, and hence a more appropriate post). I spent the day sleeping in. This past week was more sleep/food-deprived than I’d have liked on account of grading finals, moving out, and preparing for graduation.
At any rate, the combination of long nights and a very long sleep have made me feel like my time at Stanford was much further in my past than it actually is. I guess it didn’t hurt that I was eager to leave Stanford behind (did you hear that, Stanford Fund?).
But that’s another day’s discussion. Today I started my supersymmetry reading at the UCB main library. Despite not having public internet access (this is relevant since I’m not officially a UCB student), I was impressed by the study space. After a while, however, I got hungry and went back to my studio to have lunch. This was roughly my routine at Stanford, but getting around by foot slows down the pace a little and makes things slightly more peaceful.
Today I also discovered the Berkeley Farmer’s Market, which was just pure delight. I enjoyed the R&B band and the friendly blueberry farmers from Fresno and was able to purchase some ingredients for my famous Tomato-Lemon Egg-Drop Ramen soup. Along the way I discovered a couple of movie theaters and some stationary stores. It’s a shame that none of the stationary stores here carry buff engineering computation pads, but I’ve stocked up on enough of those to last me for a while.
Tomorrow I will try to make it to the “4D” phenomenology seminar up in LBL. Apparently the name is a joke started by Prof. Jackson, who wanted to distinguish it from stringy seminars that dealt with 10+ dimensions.
I will also work on categorizing my posts in the future.
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