Because my roommate is in a sorority, she receives a whole slew of informative, interesting, and often inane e-mails. As she does a great job keeping up with her inbox, she is naturally well-informed about the goings-on in the MIT community – so much so that I generally find out about things through her. Things like hacks :)
It was a matter of some dismay to my fellow freshmen and I when we arrived on campus in August, only to find MIT’s Great Dome shrouded in white wrappings and the hubbub of construction. Now, at last, the scaffolding around the dorm is slowly coming down. MIT Hackers did a little to welcome the Dome back to the world of sight:
(All Hack Photo Credit to Eric Schmiedl)
Yup, that’s a bandaid. Our beloved dome is all fixed up.
But the hackers didn’t stop there! Early last Saturday, they transformed the ceiling of Lobby 7 into a massive black hole and even showed a smooshed CERN spaceship being sucked within. This was, as some of you will have already guessed, in reference to the Large Hadron Collider project.
Isn’t it beautiful? I have no idea how they managed to put this up, but it’s entirely legit.
As legit as my chem professor’s 2005 Nobel Prize in Chemistry :)
In honor of it being the last chem class for the fall semester, Professor Schrock gave a lecture yesterday titled, “How to Win a Nobel Prize” – hands down, it was my favorite chem lecture of the semester. We got a chance to hear about his work, see his pictures from the award ceremony, and even catch a glimpse of his certificate from up close. At the end of class, everyone swarmed to the front of the room to take pictures – and my camera managed to capture this one:
I knew it was a good idea to ask for a camera for my 18th birthday :)
I only wish studying for the final were as entertaining as class yesterday…I’ll be taking my chem final next Tuesday – the day before EA decisions come out!!
How are you guys holding up? The wait is almost over! I wish all of you every bit of luck in the world :)