Tag Archives: PhD

Get Angry!

Today I had a good day. Like, I actually had a good day. For the past couple of months of my PhD I’ve become accustomed to a state of being where I turn up to work, try not to ruin … Continue reading

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Screw-ups? Me?

Since I last posted about my PhD I’ve been hard at work on my PhD project, understanding how my new algorithm works, how to control it, and how to get the best out of it. You’d think that because I … Continue reading

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Major Win!

Since I started my PhD, I’ve been wrestling with one major problem – what I want to do as a project is well understood mathematically but not very widely understood practically. Since the major thrust of my project is both … Continue reading

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The Loneliest Integer

Since I started my PhD I’ve spent a lot of effort setting myself goals each week to make sure I actually get something done. Sadly, because this is the real world and my brain doesn’t take real world things into account, … Continue reading

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Managing Expectations

Last week I marked a whole month into my PhD research. I was surprised at how quickly it came around, and simultaneously disappointed with how far I’d come. One thing about me that can be a double-edged sword is that … Continue reading

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Of Graduates and Graduands

Not too long ago, I passed from being a graduand to graduate. What’s the difference? Well, a confirmed sense of achievement and a piece of paper telling people I know the Physics. Apart from that (and the aforementioned celebrations) not … Continue reading

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Old Beginnings

I mentioned recently that I’d just finished my MPhys at the University of Surrey. On Monday I started my PhD at the University of Surrey. I can’t help feeling that I’m repeating myself! Still, I arrived all optimistic and keen … Continue reading

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