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10000 Hours

People sometimes ask me, why is doing a PhD considered so hard? Why does it take years? The first rule of success is that there is no short cut. As Malcolm Gladwell points out in Outliers, successful people got that way by really working their butts off. He suggests 10000 hours of work as the […]

Higher Education [Q&A]

Atul from Canara College asks what is the typical career path that will lead to a Ph.D. in Astronomy from an American, Canadian, or British University? I am not familiar with how the British system works, but in the USA (and to a large extent in Canada), you need to demonstrate an aptitude for the […]