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Posted: 6/27/2003 4:37:56 PM EDT
Yep, after 5 years of grad school, I had my dissertation defense today. Now that I have my Ph.D., I am qualified for the difficult work of Piling it Higher and Deeper. [;)]
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Well done! What field, and what was the dissertation on?
Link Posted: 6/27/2003 4:47:28 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Ngog_Nrythrng: Well done! What field, and what was the dissertation on?
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Physics, and whatever the dissertations was on, it was probably nothing we could understand! My good friend is starting on the road for a Ph.D in physics, too. Starting post grad studies at Carnegie-Mellon.
Link Posted: 6/27/2003 4:52:36 PM EDT
A PhD in physics?? You mean now you're an expert on laxatives?[;)] Just kidding! Congratulations!
Link Posted: 6/27/2003 4:57:12 PM EDT
Hey Doc, I have this rash....
Link Posted: 6/27/2003 4:57:19 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Ngog_Nrythrng: Well done! What field, and what was the dissertation on?
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Nuk-u-lar Fiziks. (Atom smashing, not the "[i]I work for the government, but I can't tell you what I do[/i]" kind of nuclear physics.) [;)] High Transverse Momentum Charged Kaon Production in Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions.
Link Posted: 6/27/2003 4:59:51 PM EDT
Originally Posted By fizassist: High Transverse Momentum Charged Kaon Production in Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions.
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I wrote the same paper in the 8th grade! [;)]
Link Posted: 6/27/2003 5:00:14 PM EDT
Originally Posted By redray: Hey Doc, I have this rash....
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I met a surgeon this week who can't stand when people ask him about stuff like that. [;)] He says he can only help with a stomach ache if you've got a bullet hole to go along with it.
Link Posted: 6/27/2003 5:01:23 PM EDT
Better get some collision insurance.
Link Posted: 6/27/2003 5:01:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/27/2003 5:02:59 PM EDT by fizassist]
Originally Posted By KODoc:
Originally Posted By fizassist: High Transverse Momentum Charged Kaon Production in Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions.
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I wrote the same paper in the 8th grade! [;)]
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Where do you think I got my dissertation from, KODoc? Thanks again! ...damned fine writing for an 8th grader, I must add.
Link Posted: 6/27/2003 5:02:17 PM EDT
Originally Posted By fizassist:
Originally Posted By Ngog_Nrythrng: Well done! What field, and what was the dissertation on?
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Nuk-u-lar Fiziks. (Atom smashing, not the "[i]I work for the government, but I can't tell you what I do[/i]" kind of nuclear physics.) [;)] High Transverse Momentum Charged Kaon Production in Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions.
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I told you we wouldn't understand the dissertation's subject.
Link Posted: 6/27/2003 5:02:40 PM EDT
Originally Posted By captainpooby: Better get some collision insurance.
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Damn, you guys make worse physics jokes than physicists, and that's saying a lot! [;)]
Link Posted: 6/27/2003 5:05:02 PM EDT
Ununquadium Explain that to me? [:D]
Link Posted: 6/27/2003 5:05:27 PM EDT
Hey Doc, I have this rash from radiation.....
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Oh ya, High Transverse Momentum Charged Kaon Production in Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions. One of my wife's and I favorite pillow talk topics. So, got a good job lined up? Can I borrow some money for this new AR-15 I got planned?
Link Posted: 6/27/2003 5:11:32 PM EDT
Originally Posted By fizassist:
Originally Posted By Ngog_Nrythrng: Well done! What field, and what was the dissertation on?
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Nuk-u-lar Fiziks. (Atom smashing, not the "[i]I work for the government, but I can't tell you what I do[/i]" kind of nuclear physics.) [;)] High Transverse Momentum Charged Kaon Production in Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions.
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A real Rocket Scientist!!/propeller head, huh? Neato! One of my best buds from HS was/is studying Nuke & Computer Engineering at UMR. He was telling me once about getting to play with the research reactor they have on campus. I told him they ought to hook that biotch up to a steam turbine generator & actually accomplish something usefull. [;D]
Link Posted: 6/27/2003 5:44:47 PM EDT
Hey are you the nerdy guy from Legally Blonde that has a PhD and can't get a date? j/k Congratulations! Whatcha gonna do wit all dat der edumakashun? TT [wave]
Link Posted: 6/27/2003 5:46:19 PM EDT
congrats. must feel great to finally have that thing in the bag. i will defend in a few months.
Link Posted: 6/27/2003 5:51:46 PM EDT
Originally Posted By redray: Hey Doc, I have this rash from radiation.....
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Hey, now yer talkin. It is my expert medical advice to let the rash run its course. And, um, stay away from pregnant women and small children...
Link Posted: 6/27/2003 5:55:39 PM EDT
... Congratulations dude! I had no idea you were that close to your Ph.D when we all went out for pizza a few weeks ago. ... Like I told you then, I've been fascinated with HEP all my adult life. I could talk about it for hours feeling like a kid would about Santa on Christmas eve. ... If there were one career path I would have chosen differently in life, it would have been in the research of smashing things into tiny pieces. Right on man!
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Originally Posted By 2minkey: congrats. must feel great to finally have that thing in the bag. i will defend in a few months.
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Actually, it hasn't really hit me yet. Maybe after bulletfest... Good luck on your defense!.
Originally Posted By TitaniumT: Hey are you the nerdy guy from Legally Blonde that has a PhD and can't get a date? j/k
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[>(] It's not funny, man! Nope, I've got a beautiful GF [sex] who must find me attractive in her own sick, twisted way. I will get pics of her on here some day. (And she will have good trigger discipline.) As for what's next: Probably a postdoctoral position at a national lab, doing pretty much the same thing I have been doing but getting paid better. Then maybe a faculty position at a university. That's the plan, at least, I have to get the postoc first!
Link Posted: 6/27/2003 6:09:27 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Winston_Wolf: ... If there were one career path I would have chosen differently in life, it would have been in the research of smashing things into tiny pieces. Right on man!
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Interestingly enough, if I had had to choose another track, it probably would have been aerospace. I'll see ya around, Winston!
Link Posted: 6/27/2003 7:31:27 PM EDT
Let me be the first to ask: [b][center]"What's UP Doc?"[/b][/center] {rimshot}
Link Posted: 6/27/2003 8:11:07 PM EDT
Originally Posted By GiggleSmith: Let me be the first to ask: [b][center]"What's UP Doc?"[/b][/center] {rimshot}
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Groooooooooooooooooooan [;)]
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Impressive. My friends husband is a nuclear Physicist at JPL. Can't understand a word he says.
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Congratulations!!!!!! It's been my dream lately to get an advanced degree. So how long did your defense take? Was it like an oral board where they all asked challenging questions, maybe having done some research / already being familair with the topic? How many participated?
Link Posted: 6/27/2003 9:49:27 PM EDT
Congrats doc. Now for the bad part, you have to start working for a living.
Link Posted: 6/28/2003 12:26:36 AM EDT
Before the degree is conferred, shouldn't you be required to spell it? [:)] Congratulations on a terrific achievement.
Link Posted: 6/28/2003 12:41:41 AM EDT
Congratulations. Great feeling to be done, isn't it. Dr. AFARR
Link Posted: 6/28/2003 4:28:45 AM EDT
Originally Posted By prk: So how long did your defense take? Was it like an oral board where they all asked challenging questions, maybe having done some research / already being familair with the topic? How many participated?
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There were 6 people, including my advisor and a moderator, so 4 people were grilling me. They asked about my research and about general nuclear physics topics. They keep asking questions until you can't answer them, so everyone eventually feels dumb at their defense. [;)]
Originally Posted By jerry48430: Congrats doc. Now for the bad part, you have to start working for a living.
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You mean it gets worse than the 50-60 hours a week I worked in grad school?
Originally Posted By AFARR: Dr. AFARR
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I think I will never cease to be amazed by the number of advanced degrees floating around this place.
Originally Posted By mojo: I hate physics, PIA courses
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You know, this is the number one reaction someone has when they ask me what I do and I tell them. [;D] I'm surprised it took until page 2.
Link Posted: 6/28/2003 4:52:54 AM EDT
Congtatulations Fizassist. Now it's time to cash in on all the long hours and hard work. By the way, that aimpoint is holding up just fine. It really likes it's new home.
Link Posted: 6/28/2003 5:17:54 AM EDT
Congrats. We have a couple of positions out near Livermore you might be interested in. Just don't bring your ARs.
Link Posted: 6/28/2003 5:23:19 AM EDT
Originally Posted By mattja: Congrats. We have a couple of positions out near Livermore you might be interested in. Just don't bring your ARs.
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... Like saying: "[i]These three young, saucy vixens want to come over to your crib and do nude lap dances for you all day, but the liquor cabinet is locked and you can't touch the girls[/i]" ... Ugggg
Link Posted: 6/28/2003 5:40:08 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Winston_Wolf:
Originally Posted By mattja: Congrats. We have a couple of positions out near Livermore you might be interested in. Just don't bring your ARs.
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... Like saying: "[i]These three young, saucy vixens want to come over to your crib and do nude lap dances for you all day, but the liquor cabinet is locked and you can't touch the girls[/i]" ... Ugggg
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Sometimes you have to make sacrifices based on your selected vocation.
Link Posted: 6/28/2003 6:17:53 AM EDT
[hail] [beer]
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[b]Doc Fizz:[/b] Congratulations, and well done. As far as "High Transverse Momentum Charged Kaon Production in Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions" goes, uh, I, uh, think I'll wait for the movie to come out. Or at least Books on Tape narrated by Stephen Hawking's computer. When I was in college I had a Major in Civil Engineering and a minor in my bedroom![naughty] (Sincere apologies to whomever I lifted that from here on ARFCOM.)
Link Posted: 6/28/2003 6:46:47 AM EDT
Originally Posted By DzlBenz: When I was in college I had a Major in Civil Engineering and a minor in my bedroom![naughty] (Sincere apologies to whomever I lifted that from here on ARFCOM.)
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ROTFLMFAO!
Originally Posted By mattja: Congrats. We have a couple of positions out near Livermore you might be interested in. Just don't bring your ARs.
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That is a tough choice. I probably have an "in" at Berkeley if I wanted to go there, but I am pretty serious about moving to a gun friendly state. I have an interview at Los Alamos coming up, and I've had one at Yale. The laws in CT are ok, the ones in NM are great. My advisor can't understand why I won't go to Berkeley; it's his idea of Heaven.
Originally Posted By Paul: keep us posted if the liberalism hits you all at once or just creeps up on you.
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Never! I thoroughly enjoy making people in my field feel uncomfortable with their liberalism (the icky, socialist kind, just so we're straight on definitions). I wear my "I'm not armed, please don't hurt me" shirts to the office pretty regularly. It's sad, some people here think the shirt means that I'm anti-gun, and they "agree" with me. With that kind of thinking, it's hard to even know where to start. [:(]
Link Posted: 6/28/2003 7:23:47 AM EDT
Originally Posted By fizassist: Nuk-u-lar Fiziks. (Atom smashing, not the "[i]I work for the government, but I can't tell you what I do[/i]" kind of nuclear physics.) [;)] High Transverse Momentum Charged Kaon Production in Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions.
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That's all? Shit man I learned that junk back in grade school. To this day I never had a use for it.[;)] Way to go!!! That is alot of work.....wait one minute.....how the hell did you find the time considering you spend so much time here? Finishing my app. for admission to University of Penn Neuropsych program. Don't know what I am getting into?
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CONGRATULATIONS DOC!!! Nice meeting you in NY a few weeks back. And remember, when you're at your first job and someone sends you down to the basement for a bucket of neutrinos... It's a joke. [:)]
Link Posted: 6/28/2003 6:09:52 PM EDT
Originally Posted By fizassist: Nuk-u-lar Fiziks. (Atom smashing, not the "[i]I work for the government, but I can't tell you what I do[/i]" kind of nuclear physics.) [;)] High Transverse Momentum Charged Kaon Production in Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions.
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I'd rather push an electron than smash an atom.[;)]
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