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Vision in mind to become a scientist

  1. Sep 29, 2011 #1
    hello every1,
    From a very small age, i had a vision in mind to bcome a scientist, researching in physics. From time to time, Different parts of physics were adored by me. From cosmology, astronomy to quantum physics, i've always wanted to leave a mark in all of those fields.

    But when i finished my 12th grade with less marks, my parents forced me to leave science and join commerce. Now, Even though forcefully i am studying commerce, my heart just isnt happy. My heart tells me to come back to science, it tells me to study physics ! do something, it tells me.

    I still continue my interest in physics by reading books, reading abt universe, matter, quarks, electromasnetism.
    BUt still, taking it as a carrier and studying it as an interest has big differences. I want to give world something in physics!

    Please dont consider me to be a wannabe but its just that i m in love with physics and einstein is god for me. I want to invent, discover and change the things!

    Please give me advice and tips. Many ppl over here r elder to me and i hope they giv me good tips.

    P.S- I am new to this forum and so if i posted this in wrong section, Please forgive me.
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  3. Oct 2, 2011 #2
    Re: plz help me

    Hey, it's not like Einstein got perfect marks in highschool. Though, he didn't fail anything, I'm pretty sure he wasn't top of his class. I don't even think he went to college before writing his paper on Special Relativity. So, if you continue to study, you have a shot at writing a paper concerning how special properties of the Strong Nuclear force in Iron allows it to be accelerated to speeds faster than light via a rail gun-type accelator.
  4. Oct 2, 2011 #3
    Re: plz help me

    Err...check your fact. Einstein certainly already had his degree by the time he was working at the patent office and published his research papers.
  5. Oct 13, 2011 #4
    Re: plz help me

    lol i need more advice!
  6. Oct 13, 2011 #5


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    My first piece of advice would be to use proper English spelling and grammar whenever possible. If English is not your native language, the occasional spelling mistake or odd grammatical statement may be overlooked, but using "net-speak" abbreviations like "ppl", "every1", "r" (instead of "are", similarly "u" instead of "you", etc.), "lol", etc., will not be overlooked and are not appreciated. This is not a text message or twitter - you have the space and the time to write out everything properly. The more professional your messages look, the more professionally you will be treated, and the more advice you may get.

    As for your question, is science really something you can see yourself doing for a living, or is it a hobby? You say you want to change things, but do you really know what kind of work (and luck) that requires? It's good to be ambitious, but if you really love science and want to switch into it, you should have realistic expectations of what you will be doing. You are not likely to start a revolution or win a Nobel Prize, so you have to be content with doing science because you love doing science, not because you hope to be famous. Don't switch into it on a whim or because you have read some popular science books. Have you actually taken any physics classes in university? I would start with those if you haven't already.
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