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littlefish
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Icon 1 posted January 12, 2006 08:48      Profile for littlefish   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Well I just submitted my PhD thesis, "The design of novel microwave-heated reaction cells for infrared spectroscopy", and I can't get the goofy grin off my face! I also want to tell everyone I know that I have finally finished the damn thing!

I also found out today that my first paper has been accepted by the learned journal sciencia, so I will soon be published as well.

So I'm pretty damned chuffed, and even the knowledge that I have no money and have to find a job isn't getting me down.

If you know anyone in the market for a post-doctoral researcher who is interested in heterogeneous gas phase catalysis, let me know!

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Icon 1 posted January 12, 2006 09:23      Profile for TMBWITW,PB     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Congratulations on both counts! I've got a goofy frin on my face just from trying to pronounce the thing you were working on. Magnificent Valour! [Applause] [thumbsup]

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Icon 1 posted January 12, 2006 10:22      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
That's awesome, man! Congratulations on a fantastic achievement. [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]

If I ever make it out to Scotland, there's a round on me. [Smile]

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Icon 14 posted January 12, 2006 10:43      Profile for GMx     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Yay!!! [Beard of Peter Gabriel!] [thumbsup]
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Icon 14 posted January 12, 2006 12:23      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Wow! Magnificent Valour! Congratulations! [thumbsup]
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Icon 1 posted January 12, 2006 12:56      Profile for drunkennewfiemidget     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Congrats! If you ever make it out to Canada, you can buy me a steak. [Wink]
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Icon 1 posted January 12, 2006 13:20      Profile for Grummash     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Congratulations littlefish [Applause]

A massive achievement, which I am sure must have taken a lot of hard work. [Smile]

I'll raise a glass to ya....

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Icon 14 posted January 12, 2006 13:47      Profile for Stereo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I'm so jealous! [Mad] ... [Embarrassed] I mean: congratulations, littlefish! [Applause]

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Icon 1 posted January 12, 2006 14:05      Profile for Metasquares   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Congratulations! I'm about to begin the long road to the Ph. D. myself in eight months [Smile]
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Icon 1 posted January 12, 2006 14:54      Profile for Rhonwyyn   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Yay! for Littlefish! [Smile]

I just over-nighted the final pieces of my grad school application today. It's due by the 15th (which is kinda crazy since it's a Sunday, but oh well). Now I just have to wait a few months to find out my results. Oh, I hope they accept me! To think I'll be in my early 30s once I finish with my Ph.D. ...

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Icon 1 posted January 12, 2006 15:01      Profile for maia     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Congratulations!!!! [Applause]

I'm so jealous. I'm just now writing my proposal for my dissertation. I feel like I'm just entering the tunnel, and here you are basking in the light at the end of it.

Bask away! You've worked hard, and you deserve it. [Smile]

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Icon 1 posted January 12, 2006 15:01      Profile for Matias   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Congrats. A good friend of mine completed his not too long ago as well. That is a big accomplishment. You deserve a pat on the back. [Applause]

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Congratulations! Go fourth and aquire employment and get on
the property ladder and get more debt and...
Hmmm. OTOH what comes after PhD? [Razz]

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Icon 1 posted January 12, 2006 16:15      Profile for Xanthine     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Magnificent Valor!

/me raises a glass to littlefish

Unfortunately, I don't know anyone in physical chemistry; I don't even know what CU's physical chemists are into. :/ Good luck on the post-doc hunt! Is your advisor going to let you hang around until you find something?

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Icon 14 posted January 12, 2006 17:25      Profile for Callipygous     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
"The design of novel microwave-heated reaction cells for infrared spectroscopy"
Now why didn't I think of that? [Wink]

Congratulations indeed, I never even got to university so am very envious of an achievement of such distinction. Do you now become asomewhatlargerfish, or merely Dr littlefish?

[Applause] [Applause] [Applause]

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Icon 1 posted January 12, 2006 17:26      Profile for YaYawoman     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by HalfVast:
Congratulations! Go fourth and aquire employment and get on
the property ladder and get more debt and...
Hmmm. OTOH what comes after PhD? [Razz]

Before you start to go forth and acquire employment etc, I suggest you go forth and sin and celebrate. Time enough for the boring stuff after. hahahaha

Congrats!!!!

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Rhonwyyn

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Icon 1 posted January 12, 2006 17:37      Profile for Rhonwyyn   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Callipygous:
Do you now become asomewhatlargerfish, or merely Dr littlefish?

[Applause] [Applause] [Applause]

Or even "Littlefish, Ph.D." [Big Grin]

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Icon 1 posted January 12, 2006 19:10      Profile for magefile     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Rhonwyyn:
It's due by the 15th (which is kinda crazy since it's a Sunday, but oh well).

Hah - I just sent in a scholarship application due then. Actually, it gets better - it's a postmark deadline, and you have to send it by regular US post. Remind me again where I can find a post office open on Sunday? 'Course, that's Microsoft for you, eh?

Congrats, little[phd]ish!

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Icon 1 posted January 12, 2006 19:46      Profile for Xanthine     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by magefile:
Remind me again where I can find a post office open on Sunday?

There's a post office on or near Capitol Hill that is closed only on Christmas Day.

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Icon 1 posted January 12, 2006 22:25      Profile for alfrin     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Xanthine:
quote:
Originally posted by magefile:
Remind me again where I can find a post office open on Sunday?

There's a post office on or near Capitol Hill that is closed only on Christmas Day.
Sure doesn't mean they are going to find a person to deliver it to his house that I high doubt is in the D.C

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littlefish
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Icon 1 posted January 13, 2006 01:58      Profile for littlefish   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Thanks everyone!

I don't know what I'll be doing next. There is a slim chance that I will be doing top secret classified military research for the MOD. I'm also applying to a spin-out company from the university of Oxford.

I've got to finish another paper, clear out the lab and so on before I can get a job. I'll probably find some temping stuff first to make some cash, which is sorely lacking. Then of course there is the oral exam, which will happen in a month or two.

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littlefish_____________________CONGRATULATIONS. [Applause] [Applause] [Applause] [Applause] [Applause] [Applause] [Applause] [Applause]

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Icon 1 posted January 13, 2006 06:47      Profile for spungo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Nice one, geezer! [Smile]

...now there's just the fun that is the viva. [Wink]

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buy' ngop. majQa'. Qapla!

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