Don’t bury your failures. Let them inspire you.

Me in December 2022 skydiving in Monterey, CA.

My name is Oscar Scholin, and I am a current junior studying physics (in particular theoretical quantum information) alongside my love for literature, classics, philosophy, and learning in general at Pomona College in Claremont, California.

Outside of the classroom, I enjoy writing, hiking, and watching Carl Sagan’s Cosmos–and a Netflix original anime I just discovered called Scissor Seven!

Have a wonderful day, and, if you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact me at

This symbol represents the Taoist concept of wei wu wei, or actionless action. You may notice the circle flows yet is incomplete, imperfect, coming apart into wisps of strokes at a point: this reflects a kind of embrace of the uncertainty of existence, as fundamental as Heseinberg’s relation. It’s easy to get caught up in the banalities of life and miss the point–to pause for a moment and appreciate the view. For in the words of Alan Watts, the universe is basically playful–and by reflecting, studying physics or other natural sciences, reading, writing, exploring, giving oneself to wandering, one can see it all from a different point of view.