In this new Spectrum series, readers submit their thoughts about things across the scientific spectrum (yes indeed) as they relate to Columbia students and faculty. In the first installment, a reader
talks about how scientific discovery is often a matter of chance and uncertaint
y—and how you don't have to be a genius to study the sciences. So if you're cramming hard for that orgo final tomorrow, take hope from our old friend Planck.
Nina Michael is a General Studies student majoring in biochemistry.