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June 20 - Sixth Day

Friday you say? Fries Day I say!

I sense that this is going to be the best day!

Next day

Note by Calvin Lin
3 years, 6 months ago

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The guys from Brilliant at Caltech.

- 3 years, 5 months ago

Today was possily my favourite day so far.

We started out with our morning symposium. My personal highlights were D. Richard Taylor, Nobel Prize in Physics in 1990, and John Branca, lawyer for some of the greatest musicians of our times, such as The Beach Boys and The Doors.

After lunch, we took off for NASA's Jet Proplusion Laboratory, where we were guided through a tour of almost all the facilities. Visiting my furture work place has been possibly the second best experience for me in the whole week!

In the afternoon we had a few more talks, among which Aber Whitcomb's stood out - he was the co-founder of MySpace!

To end the day, we enjoyed watching people taking part in the talent show, after which we were joined by Peter, Calvin and Sue!

Although it's sad that this campus is closing to its end, I just can't wait for tomorrow!

Lesson of the day: If you want to acheive something great in your life, go to places that will open you as many opportunities as possible. Also, science is not democratic: if you're right, you're right - even if anybody else disagrees. Of course, this also goes for when you're wrong.

- 3 years, 5 months ago

some of the greatest musicians of our times, such as The Beach Boys and The Doors.

Our time? How old are you?

- 3 years, 5 months ago

Yeah, I meant the modern age :D

- 3 years, 5 months ago

HAHAHA I think he just means recent history.

- 3 years, 5 months ago

What are they? Contemporary musicians?

- 3 years, 5 months ago

A lot happened today, we went to the JPL, and saw that very stuff that was enough to blew our mind, and guess what? At the end of the day we met Calvin, Peter and Sue! They drove from SF to LA! I'm damn excited.....

- 3 years, 5 months ago

Way to ruin the surprise, man! I was trying to build up suspense!

- 3 years, 5 months ago

Oh, I'm so sorry :/

- 3 years, 5 months ago

Actually Petru beat him to it. :D

- 3 years, 5 months ago

No he didn't :) Petru posted at 0925 GMT on 21st June, and Ritvik posted at 0421 GMT on 21st June.

- 3 years, 5 months ago

- 3 years, 5 months ago

We met someone today. Guess who it was!

- 3 years, 5 months ago

Who was it? Please reveal the mystery :P

- 3 years, 5 months ago

Pictures coming up tomorrow...

- 3 years, 5 months ago

The Brilliant staff.

- 3 years, 5 months ago

Many things happened today! JPL visit, Talent Show, some more awesome Lectures by the mentors...

Visiting JPL was awesome, our guide seemed to really like talking about NASA and all those things. Seeing real Curiosity Rover models was amazing!

In particular, Aber Whitcomb(MySpace co-founder and CTO) and James Ellroy(novelist) gave amazing speeches about their jobs, background, failures and achievements.

The Talent Show was cool, although it was quite short and improvised.

To end the day, we met Peter, Calvin and Sue!!!!!!!!!

- 3 years, 5 months ago

Going to Nasa Jet Propulsion Lab.

More details coming up...

- 3 years, 5 months ago

Habib, you know, I actually worked a short stint there as an IBM 360 computer programmer in the prehistoric past. It was the first time I heard of "reboot" as a technique, and whenever it was done, it was a big deal. It wasn't done just by pushing a button.

JPL was a fun place, I wish I could have worked there longer in a different job.

- 3 years, 5 months ago

Wow, that's really amazing!

- 3 years, 5 months ago

I envy you. :D

- 3 years, 5 months ago