graduate hat

I just graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from the University of Latvia!

It took me 4 years to complete the studies. During these years I took more than 50 courses from physics, mathematics and computer science departments and my average grade was 9.1/10 (students in Latvia are graded from 1 up to 10, 10 being excellent, 9 being very good, ..., 4 being the lowest grade for passing a course. Anything below 4 means failure).

As I already mentioned in the about me page, I chose to study physics because I already had a broad understanding of various topics of computer science. Now I can proudly say that I understand a lot of physics as well.

Here is a picture of me with a diploma in my hands. :)

peteris krumins with a diploma at university of latvia

Here is another picture with all of us who graduated from University of Latvia with a B.Sc. degree in Physics in 2008. I'm right in the middle of the front row!

university of latvia physics graduates 2008

Talking about my future plans, I decided not to go to a graduate school just yet. I'll spend the next year or two hacking on whatever interests me the most and learn exactly what I have wanted (more mathematics and more computer science). It also means that I will be able to post more frequently here. :)

Thanks for reading my blog!


Aia Permalink
July 03, 2008, 03:34

My most sincere felicitations for your achievement.

Chris Smith Permalink
July 03, 2008, 04:19

Best wishes, Peteris.
Let me know if your victory lap 'round the world brings you to the US, that I may buy you your beverage of choice.

Jim Permalink
July 03, 2008, 04:19

Congrats! Trust my experience, if you are going to grad school don't put it off for to long. It sucks getting back into that academic swing.

July 03, 2008, 05:01

Best of luck for the future.

July 03, 2008, 07:21

Congrats! It is a big step into the real world.

July 03, 2008, 08:19

Congratulation and thank you for your interesting blog posts. I'm looking forward for more of that kind! :-)

Especially your post about crockford's Javascript lectures was a present for me. What about hacking on a free software project the next months?

July 03, 2008, 14:39

'tis a clever kitty!

Juris Permalink
July 03, 2008, 17:41

Congrats on graduating!


July 03, 2008, 19:32

Congratulations! You have a very bright future ahead of you.

July 03, 2008, 20:10

Congratulations! But I am still thinking what physics and programming has in common(other than you).

Roman Permalink
July 03, 2008, 22:50

Woo, congrats. Now quit slacking off and write more! >8D

Roman Permalink
July 03, 2008, 22:52

Wait, comment moderation is supposed to be enabled, but my post showed up immediately. Huh?

July 04, 2008, 00:26

Thanks for the wonderful comments, everyone!

Thomas Koch, will do that :)
Roman, it says "may delay your comment", not "will delay". Only suspicious comments get moderated.

July 04, 2008, 00:27

congratulations! :)

stwn Permalink
July 04, 2008, 04:07


July 04, 2008, 10:20

Hi Peteris,
Great to know about your graduation. Congratulations and all the best for your future endeavors. Looking forward at reading more of your posts.

Siria Permalink
July 05, 2008, 18:42

All the best for your future.

Victor Permalink
July 05, 2008, 19:04

Hey! Congratulations on your achievement!. never posted here before, but had to congratulate you!! Really awesome blog BTW Wish you the best in the future

milton thuroughgood III Permalink
July 07, 2008, 19:19

Seriously, you are my hero.

If you were a woman, I would've already married you.

Congrats buddy.

Filne Permalink
July 07, 2008, 20:48

Congratulations! I am very happy for you and wish you all the best in the future.

Your websites and links to educational material helped me a LOT. I wouldn't have found them if I looked myself. Thanks!

July 12, 2008, 21:39

I'm saying it here too (already said on IRC): Congratulations! Or as we say in Hebrew - Mazal Tov!

Nice photos, too.

July 25, 2008, 08:43

Man.. How could i miss this post?! :'-(

Congratulations from all my heart, wish you a very white and pleasant future.

Jason Permalink
July 26, 2008, 23:17

Hi, I also want to get a major in physics and psychology ...a double major. but im scared as to what jobs these majors will help me get? Should I be so focused at jobs right now? Or should i just study what I like and worry about jobs in the future. Whats yor opinion? Im in second year by the way. by the way great job and congradulations!

Thanks Jason

John Mckenzie Permalink
November 26, 2008, 21:25

completely freak

December 27, 2008, 03:26

congratulation peteris. selamat selamat. makan makan:D

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