December 10, 2012

PhD

Yay... It's done... I passed my exam recently. So here is my doctor's hat which my work mates made. As usual it contains parts of my work and is quite individual. It's even in my favorite color red.



The exam was quite overwhelming - 90 minutes of questions about anything in physics - from my subject to Schrödinger to Kirchhoff and Maxwell to Higgs. From medical physics to quantum physics to electrodynamics and superconducting. I'm glad it's over. It went better than expected but I had headaches for the whole night.

The past two weeks I've recovered and took some time off... It's my first Christmas without too much work, so there are no more excuses for not finding presents... ;-)

EDIT:

I forgot to tell you the story of the ladder...

I wasn't allowed to use PowerPoint, thus I presented my phd thesis on a blackboard. I was allowed to measure it beforehand and found out I was too small and needed a ladder to reach the top. This was important because I didn't want to clean the blackboard during my talk and wanted the professors to see all my results in their full beauty.

Wearing high heels almost made me fall of the ladder but thankfully, I balanced it out somehow... No bleeding for me, unlike my phd advisor. He blacked out in his bathroom a couple days before my phd defense and had some severe bruisings. You see... Physicists have a dangerous life... ;-)

12 comments:

  1. congratulations!!! I´m sure you must feel so happy and relieved now :-)

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    1. Thank you :) Yes, I sure do! All I'm missing is vacation with sunny weather but I'll probably get to that as well after inspecting some more lastminute deals...

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  2. Wuhuuu congratulations for passing :)

    My exams are just coming up and I'm sooo nervous :( Especially for Management Accounting.. I write them in English.. I'm German and sometimes I still don't understand some words which can cause big confusion :D

    Can't wait to be done!
    Good luck with the presents though! :)

    xoxo
    Alenija

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    1. Good luck with your exams :)
      I don't have to find too many gifts and I already have some ideas. So it's not too bad - plus there's still plenty of time...

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  3. Congratulations!
    I really admire you for doing your Ph.D. in physics!

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    1. thank you :) I'm glad, I'm finally done... ˆ.ˆ

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  4. gratulation!!!! wirklich klasse und das bild ist auch toll

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    1. Danke :)
      Das Bild ist nach der Prüfung entstanden, als wir etwas gefeiert haben. Eigentlich wollte ich ein Bild vor einer Tafel, aber dann war keine mehr in greifbarer Nähe...

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  5. Well done, Frau Doktor!
    I completely chickened out about my viva, but in the end I found the "discussion" fairly enjoyable.

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    1. Thank you :) I didn't enjoy everything but most of it and especially the end :) hehe

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