Friday, August 27, 2010

The illustrated guide to a Ph.D.

A nice graphical story of the PhD and perspective from

here is the article (click on above link to get original)

By the time you finish elementary school, you know a little:Imagine a circle that contains all of human knowledge:

By the time you finish high school, you know a bit more:

With a bachelor's degree, you gain a specialty:

A master's degree deepens that specialty:

Reading research papers takes you to the edge of human knowledge:

Once you're at the boundary, you focus:

You push at the boundary for a few years:

Until one day, the boundary gives way:

And, that dent you've made is called a Ph.D.:

Of course, the world looks different to you now:

So, don't forget the bigger picture:

Keep pushing.

1 comment:

  1. Unless, of course, the doctorate is in Epistemology, or while surfing you figure out the Theory of Everything, causing the instant collapse of the multiver