life would be so great if all my problems were just calculus

“Use the Triangle Inequality at least 17 times a day. Minimum 17. Keep track.”

Complex analysis professor (via mathprofessorquotes)

life would be so great if all my problems were just calculus

“You can learn how to eat chicken noodle soup, how to eat minestrone soup, how to eat gazpacho soup, or you can learn how to use a spoon, and you can eat all kinds of soups. The same goes for math formulas: you can memorize each and every math formula, or you can learn how to alter one formula to solve all kinds of math problems.”

Math professor (via mathprofessorquotes)

things that are really stressful:

- exams

things that are more stressful than exams:

- finding a place to live next year
- finding somebody to rent your room while you’re away
- finding a job
- maintaining a healthy relationship
- remembering to make food and eat at some point
- being a grown up

“Eigenvalues are in everything. There’s an eigenvalue in the burrito you’re going to eat for lunch today”

Linear algebra professor (via mathprofessorquotes)

classical physicists when they heard about planck’s theory probably

my dad: “I’m a classical man in a quantum world”

- Benvolio: In love?
- Romeo: Out.
- Benvolio: Of love?
- Romeo: Out of her favor where I am in love.
- Benvolio: *looks into the camera like he's on The Office*

“Since her death in 1979, the woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. Her newspaper obituaries do not mention her greatest discovery. […] Every high school student knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity, that Charles Darwin discovered evolution, and that Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, the textbooks simply say that the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know.”

Jeremy Knowles, discussing the complete lack of recognition Cecilia Payne gets, even today, for her revolutionary discovery. (via alliterate)

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