0kelseymh 6 years ago ReplyUpvoteWell, let's see. I took every math and science course I could in high school, including commuting to my local community college for calculus. I spent four years at UCLA to get a bachelor of science degree in physics. Then I went to Caltech, where it took me eight years to get a Ph.D. in experimental high-energy physics. Then I had two years as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of British Columbia.So...eighteen years of post-elementary education. Have fun!