Seriously, this is just unbelievably awesome:
A downward lightning negative ground flash captured at 7,207 images per second. A negative stepped leader emerges from the cloud and connects with the ground forming a return stroke.
July 18, 2012
January 21, 2012
This was created by Matt Might, a computer science professor at the University of Utah. We contacted him, and he gave us permission to post it here.
As an intro, Matt writes:
Every fall, I explain to a fresh batch of Ph.D. students what a Ph.D. is.
It’s hard to describe it in words.
So, I use pictures.
Here is “The Illustrated Guide to a Ph.D.”
Imagine a circle that contains all of human knowledge:
By the time you finish elementary school, you know a little:
By the time you finish high school, you know a bit more:
With a bachelor’s degree, you gain a specialty:
A master’s degree deepens that specialty:
Reading research papers takes you to the edge of human knowledge:
Once you’re at the boundary, you focus:
You push at the boundary for a few years:
Until one day, the boundary gives way:
And, that dent you’ve made is called a Ph.D.:
Of course, the world looks different to you now:
So, don’t forget the bigger picture:
Matt includes a note, informing readers that they can purchase printed copies of this guide for just $5.70.
Any and all proceeds will fund graduate students whose work may impact the discovery, diagnosis or treatment of genetic disorders…
Why genetics research?
My wife and I chose to start funding these graduate students after we learned that our son has a rare, fatal genetic disorder.
It may be too late for my son, but it’s not too late for other children.
Just $5.70 - for a heck of a good thing.
Our thanks to Matt Might. The very best to you and yours from all of us.
* This guide was found on StumbleUpon.