• Who am I?

    I am Qrystal; or at least, that's my dot-name! Har har. (My name is really Crystal, but that's not as internet-searchable; hence, switching the C for the little-used letter Q.)

    I am here because I enjoy writing. I do this mostly for myself, but I also have a passion for helping others learn things from the things I write. Now that I am done my Ph.D. in Physics, I am stepping away from academic research so that I can indulge in some creative ways to share my knowledge and inspire the appreciation of scientific thinking in others. I am also working as a tutor, which is one of the jobs I've most enjoyed doing in my life so far.


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  • Lack of Funding in Science

    Posted by Qrystal on October 1, 2008 at 11:48.
    Category: Life. Tags: finances, science, thesis.

    If lack of funding drives our most promising young people away from careers in research, the long-term damage to science could be significant,” Finneran said. To prevent this, he said, scientists may have to learn how to fight for what research dollars they can get.

    U.S. Bailout May Set Back Science Funding, Experts Fear.

    I’m thinkin’: yikes. Good thing I was already gearing myself up for not going into physics research (academia) as a career… now it’s starting to look much worse. I’m not a fighter, and I just totally abhor the aspect of begging for research grants already. But now, I guess I’d really better hurry my ass up, so I don’t cost my department much more money…

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