Back in grad school there were astronomers who looked at the universe "up there" and physicists who thought about the laws of nature "down here". Between them in limbo were astrophysicists, folks who took abstract concepts and applied them to explain real events in the cosmos. Nice work, if you can get it.

The research group I was in included astronomy-types as well as gravity theorists, people who worked on general relativity. I did some of each, part-time. So, you could say that I was a half-relativist and a half-astrophysicist. (say that last word fast!)

Sunday, May 14, 2000 at 07:02:43 (EDT) = 2000-05-14

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