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Thread: Exotic locations for PhD conferences and best pics

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21-Jul-19, 21:24
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Thanks Tudor :-) Lyon is a nice place!

Thread: Exotic locations for PhD conferences and best pics

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21-Jul-19, 17:35
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It'd be nice to hear of cool places that people got to go to for conferences during their PhD (sort of lighten the mood and distract those with PhD anxieties).

This is one of my favourite pics I posted on FB whilst at a conference (actually I was delivering a Workshop).

I captioned it "Gosh, they are working me hard over here..."

Thread: what to get as a thank-you gift ?

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06-Jul-19, 11:46
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posted about 2 weeks ago
Haha thanks. After everything was done and dusted, I did also buy him a bottle of Hungarian dessert wine (very sweet and tasty), as my girlfriend is Hungarian and i really like the taste of the wine.

Thread: Postgrad Forum Hall of Fame

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04-Jul-19, 22:59
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posted about 2 weeks ago
Not at all, you deserve it. Congratulations once again.

Thread: Passed with minors!

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04-Jul-19, 22:57
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posted about 2 weeks ago
Congratulations Tudor. Well done! :-)

Thread: what to get as a thank-you gift ?

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04-Jul-19, 10:54
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On submitting my thesis, I made this for my supervisor:

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It was a reference to the 3 trips to Morocco I went on to give talks and run a workshop, once telling him at the last minute, and once without telling him (slipping out of the country). I knew he'd notice my tan, so I skyped him and turned down the saturation settings!

and yes, that is me on the camel :-)

Thread: Changing PhD, advice needed desperately.

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24-May-19, 11:05
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posted about 2 months ago
Thanks Tudor!

P.S. I definitely recommend tennis, especially in this good weather :-)

Thread: Changing PhD, advice needed desperately.

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22-May-19, 11:12
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Hi Tudor,

That's great news - both the recent submission and the fellowship - I'm so happy for you! :-)

I'm sure you're viva will go well. You may not have corrections, or at least not too many.

Yes, Tennis is great were we play -- we play on artificial clay which is really a good surface to play on. Just played a retro/vintage tournament, where I was sporting a 1970s tash and used a wooden racket to win a couple of matches :-)

I love research, but there are some really well paid programming jobs in London - the issue is I don't like to waste most of my day commuting like a squashed sardine in a tin can of the London Underground (currently live just outside SW London). I'll see how things go, so far my work at my institution has been well received, and it's a really nice relaxed, yet productive environment.

Thanks for your kind wishes regarding my mum.

Wishing you all the best,
Jamie

Thread: Changing PhD, advice needed desperately.

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17-May-19, 13:35
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Hi Tudor, no worries :-)

Thanks, the paper was in the field of my PhD - Distributed Computing / Bioinformatics for Computational Biology. I've recently had another paper printed in a Chemistry journal on synthesis of neuro-protective peptides for neuro-degenerative diseases, which was work I did with my master's supervisor.

As for my mother, she's starting to recover now after the hospital have stabilised her meds and withdrawn one that was prescribed inappropriately a while back, and which the GP just kept re-issuing. It's been difficult as she's such an elegant woman and to see her at such a low has been difficult.

As for the post-doc, I'm still undecided, My institute is very good, world leading and the people I work with are very pleasant. I do feel unchallenged, and as the work I do is for other research groups, I feel I'm not really progressing any career of my own. On the plus side, we have a decent supercomputer for me to play with (well it's a cluster not strictly a supercomputer).

At the moment, my life is Tennis, Tennis, Work, Work, Tennis, Eat sweets (naughty I know), Tennis, work....:-)

How's things at your end, I guess you've submitted/will be submitting soon?

Thread: My Last Words

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07-May-19, 20:25
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posted about 2 months ago
Hi Monkiaa, I'm very sorry you feel so bad right now. This really is a cry for help, but there are people that do care. Please reach out and get help immediately. I wish you the best of luck in your future.

Thread: Changing PhD, advice needed desperately.

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18-Apr-19, 21:33
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arcturus7, sorry for the hijack, you sound like you have a very level head on you from your reflection on your experiences. I also have not the patience for the extremely abstract! Have you considered a more applied area? For instance, Nuclear engineering, Bioinformatics or Datascience?

Thread: Changing PhD, advice needed desperately.

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18-Apr-19, 21:29
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Hi Tudor! Yes, it's been quite a while. I hope you're doing well!

Things are a mixed bag, my job is going well (although I feel I could also be doing a post-doc -- my job is providing scientific computing consulting for researchers -- I did manage to submit a paper). I have a nice new apartment with my girlfriend. Unfortunately though, my mother after improving a bit has taken a turn for the worse (depression and missing my father who passed away 3 years ago after 40 years of marriage) and is hospitalised which is hard for my sister and I :-(

Thread: Changing PhD, advice needed desperately.

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18-Apr-19, 16:03
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posted about 3 months ago
Even if you're feeling radioactive - you could always immerse yourself in some new waters, and emit yourself as Cherenkov radiation - it'd certainly add to your glow :-)
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