life update

May. 7th, 2009 02:50 pm
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[personal profile] shirou
I've been very busy lately. I'm spending a lot of time writing my thesis, but I'm making real progress. I have ~80 pages and am probably about 50% finished, maybe a little less. I defend on 21 July, so I've still got another couple of months to get it done.

Yesterday I got word that the second paper I've written as a grad student has been accepted for publication. The referee comments were very positive this time, which is nice, because I got a lot of criticisms on the submission of an earlier draft. I recognize that this is par for the course and that referees will almost always ask for significant revision, but it is still a little hard not to take it personally.

Now I'm working on my third paper, which hopefully we'll be able to get out of the door this month. It largely depends on some of my collaborators, though, so I'll just have to wait and see. Since I'm working with experimentalists, this paper is kind of an anomaly for a theorist like me insomuch as it actually contains data. My advisor insisted that I have at least one publication with real physical data since I'm getting my PhD in physics, not applied math, so this is it. At this exact moment I'm running some simulations to confirm and expand on a couple of my results, hence the time to post an entry.

By the way, I now have Dreamwidth invite codes, so let me know if you want one.

on 2009-05-07 08:12 pm (UTC)
laurakeet: A photo of a lorikeet (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] laurakeet
More invite codes already? Wow, they are generous. I don't have any but I've only posted once.

By the way, when I make this comment through Dreamwidth, the right-hand panels appear over the Message box. I can't see some of what I'm typing because the Tags overlap it if the browser window isn't maximized. I wonder if that's related to Dreamwidth or Firefox.

on 2009-05-08 04:58 am (UTC)
marius_silverwolf: (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] marius_silverwolf
I'm commenting through Firefox (version 3.0.10) on Dreamwidth and I don't see any overlapping. That doesn't rule out issues with the initial comment, mind you, but so far so good.

Congratulations on the publications, Hans! Goodness, how things have progressed since the days we simply shared mild banter on a two-bit message board.

on 2009-05-08 11:02 am (UTC)
laurakeet: A photo of a lorikeet (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] laurakeet
I posted the error (with a screenshot) to their support page per Hans's suggestion, and they responded to note that they are already aware of it. Looks like it might be fixed now, I am not able to reproduce it this morning.


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