As I’ve mentioned to a few people recently, the end of a PhD is a bit like the end of The Return of the King. Do you remember? I don’t think it was as obvious in the book, but in the film, there seemed to be about ten endings, one after another. Just when you… Continue reading Thesis corrections are in!
My viva (phd thesis defence/exam thing) was yesterday and I passed! I met with my examiners at 13:00. The first thing my external examiner said was “I enjoyed reading your thesis, I think the research is interesting and important, and I see no reason why we shouldn’t pass you – I just have a few… Continue reading I passed my viva!
This is part of the series of trying new things. Every month I challenge myself to try new things, however big or small those things may be. Sometimes it’ll just be a TV show or a recipe, sometimes it’ll be an event or an activity. Anything could happen. Then, I list five things I tried… Continue reading New things I tried in November
I handed in my PhD thesis on 23rd September. For PhD candidates, almost every country (and probably every university) has a slightly different way of dealing with what comes next. In some instances, simply handing in the thesis with a supervisor’s approval would be enough. If you’re doing a PhD in one of those places,… Continue reading The PhD viva
I’m a physicist. I’ve been working as a physicist full time for four years if you count my PhD (and you should). Physicists typically work in labs and offices, the exact form these labs and offices take varies a bit but they’re pretty much always indoors, except for that glorious period in summer when it’s… Continue reading Field Trip!
On 4th November the STFC public engagement team visited Glasgow. The STFC is the Science and Technologies Facilities Council, responsible for dishing out funding to a lot of the physics research that goes on in the UK (among other things) and the group which funded my PhD via the School of Physics and Astronomy. The… Continue reading STFC Public Engagement Event
I mean, we all knew he would, obviously. He’s pretty smart (don’t tell him I told you that). So you can all now call him Dr P. It’s not every day that your partner becomes a doctor of particle physics so obviously, we had to celebrate. P’s PhD was on Higgs boson physics. During this,… Continue reading P Passed His Viva!
Its been a long time since we had a New Things I Tried post. Sorry about that, life got a bit alarming for a while there. Now that it’s starting to settle down a bit I think it’s high time I got back to trying new things. This is a post series I started in… Continue reading New things I tried in October
There are sooooo many things that I want to write about, like how I visited my best friend before she left to live in Canada, and like the North Leeds Food Festival a couple of weeks back. I want to write about the Glasgow LVC gravitational waves meeting that was amazing and the post-doctoral forum… Continue reading I’ll catch up soon, promise.
Glasgow is starting to get chilly. My boyfriend has resorted to wearing his ski jacket when he leaves the flat. I don’t feel the cold as much as he does but I’ll soon move from a leather jacket to a proper winter coat. Our flat is well insulated and always pretty warm but we’ve had… Continue reading Feeling the cold