Here’s an article I set aside some time ago for posting on this blog. It is called Advice to the Young from Pioneering Astrophysicist Ceclia Payne-Gaposhkin. Spoiler: tenacity and a sense of purpose are important factors for success in our field.
The short summary at the top of the article is particularly interesting:
Work with love, embrace the unexpected, let no one else make intellectual decisions for you, and always remain in direct touch with the fountain-head.
At the end of the article there are a number of links to very interesting reads on similar themes. Check out one of them, and give us your thoughts in the comment section. I’d love to hear your opinions about whether advice articles like these are helpful.