Qual Results Out! September 27, 2006Posted by gordonwatts in university.
Well, a good portion of the newly-minted second years are out drinking right now in high spirits. The others, well, perhaps they are still drinking. The Qual results were made public! How did I know? I walked out of my office and one graduate student was yelling into the hallway (he’d passed every section). I got another email from a student titled, simply, “Wow!” (he’d also passed everything). To those of you that passed — fantastic! Enjoy being on top of the mountain while it lasts. You’ll never again know this much physics in your life! 🙂 To the rest, bummer. The nice thing about the UW qual is you don’t have to take all of it the next time; you need only repeat the sections you missed. So next time will be simpler, I hope! And, finally, to all, congratulations on making it through!