Freeman Dyson DGAF About Grad School

Quanta Magazine has a fun Q&A with Freeman Dyson, theoretical physicist and mathematician. Remember the Dyson Sphere? Yeah, that was him. Also: great ears.

Rather than wade further out of my depth, I will share this highlight:

What Do You Do With a Ph.D. in Literature?

Whatever the reasons (and there were oh so many reasons), I went ahead and finished a goddamn doctoral degree in English Literature, which serves mostly now to punctuate mundane office chatter with the occasional “Doctor Au” joke. Get it?