Tag Archives: Master’s Thesis

The Joy of Editing

It has, unfortunately, been a while since my last update; I attribute this to the fact that the last two weeks of the SSP were incredibly busy for me. As I mentioned earlier, I was editor-in-chief of what was, effectively, … Continue reading

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Nutty E-Mails

When I first became a graduate student in Physics, I was surprised to find that my inbox was periodically flooded with pseudo-scientific e-mails written by crackpots and religious nutters both Christian and Islamic. I’m not sure precisely what these people … Continue reading

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Victory At Last

I spent pretty much all of last week preparing for yesterday’s thesis defense, culminating in a “practice run” which took place last Friday afternoon. I had originally intended to deliver this exclusively to a group of my fellow graduate students, … Continue reading

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Day Reckoned.

I will provide you, my dear readers, with the full story sometime tomorrow, once I sober-up to the point of coherence. However, suffice it to say that I am now a Master of Science. …And a particularly auspicious four hundredth … Continue reading

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Day of Reckoning

I am off now to finally defend my thesis. I would ask you to wish me good luck, but really, so long as I don’t have extraordinarily bad luck, I think I should be fine. “Return with your shield or … Continue reading

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My Superstition

I’m doomed for my Thesis Defense on Monday. Of course, I always say this beforehand about everything, and not once have I ever actually been doomed, but the past is not a predictor of the future, and this time, I … Continue reading

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Fear as a Motivator

I am irrationally frightened of my thesis advisor. I say ‘irrationally,’ because he is in truth actually a very nice guy and my interactions with him almost always go well. But he has this way of putting the fear of … Continue reading

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