NAT EARNS WORLD'S FASTEST MIT MATH DEGREE
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LinuxNET #linux around 6:40am 09-Jan-1999 EST
* Kummer graduated from MIT last year
kummer what are you doing for a living?
gradual student at Harvard
how do you like it?
what dept?
Kummer: I lived down the hall from Nat last year
MIT is better in some ways. Especially administratively (scary huh?)
sleeping at 3:40 am
Math dept.
you majored in math at mit/
?
yep, math major
I'm CS but I've taken some math
I really dig it
18.100B, 18.901, 18.125, 18.701
heh that's quite a bit of math
Nat: how close are you to an 18 degree?
well you need 8 classes for a math degree ...
I came in with 18.03 and 18.06
so I'm reasonably close
3 classs?
so that's six. You have a math minor already.
Oh but I have so many joint classes
I DO?!
OH MY GOD
hmmmm
I need to get on this right away
18.03 might not count
maybe the joints can get me a math major
you'd need to take one more
I can do that!
Kummer: it's 5 though for the minor iirc
isn't it?
especially since CS requires some more math classes
I don't remember. I thought it was 6.
gb, please, pester me tomorrow in case I forget
6.042 and 6.046 are math classes
Nat: isn't 6.875 also an 18 class?
* Nat adds "Get math major" to his TODO
yes i think so
6.875, 6.042, 6.046
i took some others that were math
6.863 ?
no, that was linguistics
Nat: you have a math major very likely then
WOW this is so great
I definitely need to do this
yep, Nat, you most definitely have a math major, or at least the courses for it :)
Is 18.702 required?
do you have to write two senior theses?
there might be one or two non-courses requirements for a math major, but nothing more course-wise
No thesis in math
702 is not required.
OH
I NEED A SEMINAR?
thesis is not required either.
nope
Oh good!
702, seminar, etc. are required for the theoretical major
i want an mit math phd
I got a C in 18.125. Does that matter?
I got As in the rest
on, and a B in 18.701.
nah, anything passing is okay
wow, this is the most amazing thing
kummer, where do i go to figure this out?
bldg 2?
oh
i wanted the theoretical major
the course bulletin lists the requirements
kummer: 18 course secretary
the general major is as good, trust me
Nat; I have a bulletin in my hand
lemme look
your diploma looks exactly the same
wow
please do
i have no bulletin
kummer, i am so happy to meet you
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