It’s The Weekend October 3, 2008Posted by gordonwatts in university.
Today starts the weekend for me: no teaching until Tuesday. I made it through the first full week of classes. Yay for me!
I’m teaching graduate particle physics this quarter and next quarter. This is the first graduate course I’ve ever taught – and it has knocked me flat on my back. It is a lot of work! A lot of what I need to teach I’ve not looked at in years. And the approach contains a lot more group theory than I had in my class! The result is Sunday-Thursday sprint. Now that Thursday evening has hit… well, it is as if I can feel time expanding in front of me. Sadly, that won’t last long. Perhaps a day or two before mild panic sets in again!
Lots of things have been dropped. I hardly read blogs anymore. Which sucks; I miss all the particle physics gossip that is going on. I now have lots of 1/3 written blog postings (1/3 is being charitable). My hobby has ground to a halt (i.e. I’ve made no progress finishing up this).
Hopefully my graduate students won’t kill me because I’m so busy!