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28 September 2007 @ 10:52 pm
 
Today I went to New York~

I had an interview at Barnard, and then my mom and I had lunch with my old friend Nora, who's a freshman there this year. Afterwards she showed us around the campuses of Barnard and Columbia a little bit. Oh, and we got accosted by a Jewish person trying to make us...more Jewish. XD I guess it was our mistake for wishing him a happy holiday and thus tipping him off to our Jewishness... But we were like, "No, it's ok, we have a lulav and etrog at home!" And he was like, "Well, will you be home before dark?" Like, zomg, we won't shake our lulav before the sun goes down, oh noes. (We didn't mention the fact that we never got around to building our sukkah--that hut thing some of you have seen in past years--at all this year.)

We also ran into a friend of Nora's who said she had a math class later that I could sit in on. Taught by Brain Greene, who is apparently famous, no less. Barnard has a joint math department with Columbia, which seems like it could be an advantage. The class was way over my head--it was about quantum math and half the variables were Greek letters--but I did gather that one thing he did was basically proving the Heisenburg uncertainty principle. Which is pretty crazy.

Um. Ending geek moment now. XD;;

After that my mom and I headed back downtown. We had extra time, so we went shopping. XD My mom bought me some makeup as an early birthday present :D
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ironprominentironprominent on September 29th, 2007 03:46 am (UTC)
Brain Greene is like the most famous quantum physicist right now. He has some popular books that are all about quantum mechanics. I wish I could've had a class taught by him! He's amazing! You're so lucky.
Syomimashou on September 29th, 2007 03:55 am (UTC)
I know, it was really awesome to go to a class taught by someone famous! I knew you would be jealous XD Is he the one who wrote that book you were reading for modern physics? (Or just for fun? I can't remember.)
ironprominentironprominent on September 29th, 2007 03:26 pm (UTC)
yea, I was reading that just for fun, but thats him! He even made like a 3 hour PBS special all about quantum mechanics/ string theory- and you're right, I am totally jealous.
Which tells you just how dorky I am.
Syomimashou on September 29th, 2007 05:53 pm (UTC)
The fact that I went to the class in the first place shows I'm pretty dorky myself. XD;
>:(: Milo Cityscape9kinds on September 30th, 2007 03:45 am (UTC)
Whoa, I was just in New York today visiting colleges! I visited Columbia and NYU- really liked Columbia, not so sure about NYU. :)
>:(: Milo Cityscape9kinds on September 30th, 2007 03:47 am (UTC)
(This is kind of weird, considering that the last time you posted about college visiting I think I visited a college then as well!)
S: roflmaoyomimashou on September 30th, 2007 04:39 pm (UTC)
Wouldn't it have been funny if we'd run into each other at Columbia?
<3~Naomi~<3i_llbthere4u on October 1st, 2007 05:42 pm (UTC)
random college question: are you going to open campus days at bryn mawr next weekend? i guess it's your birthday and you've already seen a lot of bryn mawr, so i'd understand if you're not going, but if you are going, let me know because i'll be helping out with that, so we could meet up.
Syomimashou on October 1st, 2007 07:50 pm (UTC)
No, I'm not. Besides it being my birthday, I also have Nutracker rehearsal, which I've already missed way too much of.

Sorry I didn't talk to you before I was there last week, though. That was stupid of me.