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World’s youngest college professor

  1. May 5, 2008 #1

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    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24273418/

     
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  3. May 5, 2008 #2

    lisab

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    I saw her interview on the tube. Very impressive young woman!
     
  4. May 5, 2008 #3

    JasonRox

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    Ok, that last thing about the cure for cancer. Like seriously, that had to be the dumbest interviewer ever.
     
  5. May 5, 2008 #4

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    If only things had gone differently for me :cry:.

    I could have been a woman.
     
  6. May 5, 2008 #5

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    Is there a reason the article refuses to tell us what the previous record was? I'm curious to know how much she beat it by.
     
  7. May 5, 2008 #6
    Like totally, hold on im getting a text message. :wink:

    People should be fined for using the work 'like'....its horrible.
     
  8. May 5, 2008 #7

    wolram

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    word, word, word.
     
  9. May 5, 2008 #8
    lol dont be h8in boiiiizzzz!

    anyway that's pretty crazy.
     
  10. May 5, 2008 #9
    My friend declared war on the word "like" in that context. Its the damn preps that talk like that.
     
  11. May 5, 2008 #10

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    I wish I had had loftier goals at 18. I was resting on my laurels as the local champion of the "quarters" drinking game.
     
  12. May 5, 2008 #11
    Don't sweat it. I'm almost 22 now and I just spent over an hour playing Angband.
     
  13. May 5, 2008 #12
    Wow, that is quite impressive!
     
  14. May 5, 2008 #13

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    Thank you. I spent many hours perfecting my quarter bouncing technique. :biggrin:
     
  15. May 6, 2008 #14
    It was Maclaurin I believe. I thought they did mention it in this interview or maybe it was another that I saw about her. :biggrin:
     
  16. May 6, 2008 #15
    Asking a physicist to cure cancer was a pretty stupid idea. Well whatever, people like ourselves have probably been spending so much time in physics departments we don't remember what it's like to talk to non-physicists anymore.
     
  17. May 6, 2008 #16

    Moonbear

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    Not who...what age.
     
  18. May 6, 2008 #17

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  19. May 6, 2008 #18
    I wonder if the fact that she has done everything, say 10 years before other people will actually lead to anything. What are the advantages of her doing it all so young?
     
  20. May 6, 2008 #19

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    I'd be curious to hear from her in another 10 years. Will she still be in the same field or after all that education, be like other 20-somethings and realize she likes something else a lot more than what she liked when she was younger? Will she feel she missed out on something else in her childhood by heading into such a demanding career so early in life? Or maybe she'll be quite happy and doing well and glad she got started so early saving money and building a career while everyone else is still in school struggling to make ends meet.
     
  21. May 6, 2008 #20
    Oh my apologies then. :smile:
     
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