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In the Spotlight: What it’s like to be a theoretical physicist

From Stanford News: In the first of a series on what the lives of Stanford researchers actually look like, theoretical physicist Shamit Kachru and three of his graduate students talk about the social fabric behind their research, the cycle of confusion and discovery, and the sense of awe – or the cool factor – that drives them.

Read the interviews here.



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