Double PSETs and Sombreros

Author: Rom F.

The second week of SSP starts with a beep, as many of us hear our alarms after the weekend. I cursed myself for staying up late the night before as I attempted to roll out of bed. 

The day started with Dr. A teaching essentially my entire math class from the past year in an hour and a half. He then jumped to next year in the final half-hour, not without introducing new notation and an anecdote about Einstein, of course. 

We then moved into the social block, where we saw once again that everyone is obsessed with food. If I didn’t know any better, I would think SSP stood for the soon (to be) shef (chef) program.

Afterward, Dr. R introduced us to CCD cameras and my favorite galaxy, the Sombrero galaxy.

The image above involving the Sombrero galaxy encapsulates what was in store that night for the procrastinators of SSP. Dr. R moved our python PSET, which was the fun task of editing Dr. Bauer’s neat and clear to understand code, from Saturday to Monday night. While this, in theory, gave us more time, a real SSP student knows this just meant a longer night. 

As I worked through problems ranging from creating orbits in python to modeling motion with vectors with my group (Sourdough Star-ters), I thought to myself where else but SSP. While it’s hard at the moment, there is no greater group of people I would rather struggle with. 

While the beginning of SSP has undoubtedly been difficult, I can’t wait to get to know you all better during the next four weeks!

Hi guys, I’m Rom. I love cooking, playing tennis, and working on problem sets late at night. I live in Glencoe, a northern suburb of Chicago. My favorite video game is Fifa, and I love watching the sky at night. I hope to get to know you all by the end of the summer!

1 comment

  1. Tangerine R

    You have truly exceeded the expectations Rom! You inspire me every day. Thank you for being such an amazing person!

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