Dear Mr. Schmidt:


I am a second-year physics graduate student at the University of California, Irvine.  I could not believe how relevant your book was to my situation here.  Spending all this time dissatisfied with the department and the academic situation as a whole and searching for the words and the way to think about it, Disciplined Minds took the words right out of my mouth.


I have struggled over the past year to raise political social awareness in my department and the sciences, to question the norm and the decisions of the authority, to seek the consequences of our work in school and how things could change for the better, but all with very limited success.  Your book has become an inspiration and a guidebook for graduate career.  I just wanted to thank you very much....




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