Rather unconventional title, perhaps. That’s what I’ve been doing the last few days. Monday found me heading to college to meet Carlos, who FAILED and didn’t come in. I spent the day doing calculations, trying to work out how much Silica my samples for my final project will have in them. I got incredibly, incredibly confused, and even Chemistry Boy couldn’t work out what my problem was. I headed home, went to bed, got up to repeat my actions on Tuesday. Had lectures Tuesday as well, which were really interesting. Nanomaterials II, where we learned about opal and quantum computers. Tom and I had lamb steak for dinner, which was really nice.
On Wednesday I met the PhD student who is helping me and she explained where I was going wrong in the calculations (as so often happens in these things, it was a totally silly mistake that I’d made because I didn’t fully understand the system). I also met a load of my Materials buddies to go over some revision for the comprehensive paper we have to do in May. It didn’t go so well for me, a lot more revision required.
Today has been lectures on neurones, synapses and why you will go deaf if you listen to your MP3 player too loud, and a meeting with the research group. KnitSock was interrupted by a fire alarm (you’ve never seen anyone so reluctant to leave a building as a bunch of students in a bar) and I’ve made my way home to veg in front of the TV, ready for a 7.45 AM start in the lab tomorrow.
Anyway, that’s all from me. Might have a lot to say in the next few weeks about job/PhD applications, so you can look forward to that!