How did you end up in your career or major? Our paths are rarely direct, and the stories behind them are often interesting. Why did the Collapsed Wavefunction folks go into chemistry? It turns out we all have a common theme: pre-med (or vet in my case). I imagine many other chemists had a similar route, or other interesting and indirect routes, to reach chemistry. Plus, we learn that Chad ended up majoring in chemistry because of a dare! Lastly, the icing to the cake, is our Fortnightly Scientist, Walter White in Breaking Bad!
See Arr Oh’s post on “Methylamine Pseudoscience”
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