So sometimes people ask "why physics?" and I tell them about all that BS about learning how the world works, doing stuff that challenges me and interests me.... but this is the actual answer: X-ray laser experiment designed to be awesome ZOMG WHAT IS THAT?!? More awesome. AND I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT IT DOES. Okay this is more badass when they're actually here doing experiments SLAC Main Control Center, and the people working there act like they don't have a sweet *** job. Oh and to top it all off, dinner with a Nobel Prize winner. SO WHERE WAS I? Oh, right, I was at the Stanford Linear Accelerator National Lab for the APS CA/NV section meeting. They gave us a tour of the accelerator facility and here are my crappy photos. For cereal, though, what other areas (I know this isn't just a physicist's job) gets to play with awesome, massive experiments like this? Hell, I gave a talk, so the room was paid for by the APS! Then, oh, right, freaken Nobel Prize winner. How many people in other majors get to say stuff like that? So, in conclusion, Physics is just better than whatever you're studying. I'm hyper right now. DISCUSS!!!!!