Alicia M. Chen
“Science as its best, can be art. The best experiments are really beautiful and simple. One of the things I learned from synthetic organic chemistry, like with mathematical proofs, was how beautiful something could be on one page. And that’s kind of what I want to achieve with writing.”
A conversation with Professor Joe K. Blitzstein about teaching during the pandemic, advising, Harvard Confessions, and memes.
This is how, in the early phases of the pandemic, I stumble upon the productivity side of YouTube. Over the last seven months, I have somehow found myself spending more time watching videos that tell me how to optimize my life — how to take notes, stack habits, sleep better, focus on work — than ever before.