May 15, 2009
Posted in: Academics & Research
May 8th was when the senior thesis was due. But there's an unofficial actual deadline for the senior thesis that I am now desperately trying to make. That is, next Thursday, May 21th. That is, if I want to graduate on June 5th. For some reason I always pictured that I'd have more time... Hmm I don't know when I was actually planning to hand it in... June 4th maybe?
I was wondering about your thesis since I hadn't heard from you and the due
date was last Friday. You can have an extension until Thursday, May 21. It
is the absolute last day I can accept a thesis. I am in the office from
1:30 to 5:15 so drop it off sometime between those hours.
Good luck with the completion of the semester and your thesis.
Have a great day!
As of right now, I have 12 pages written, and sketchy headers for the next 7 or so sections (Shot Noise, Dark Current, Variations in Quantum Efficiency, Saturation and Pixel Overflow, Readout Noise, A/D Converter Nonlinearity, Background/Bias subtraction, Relative Photometry... guess what my projects about? ).
I've been trying hard to work on it every free minute I have, but there's always something that gets in the way. First there was my photography final project, which took up 3 weekends of shooting, editing, and writing. But it took me out on the commuter rail to a part of the state where I don't normally find myself, which made for an enjoyable change.
There was philosophy, with 2 problem sets due this week, which I keep meaning to go to, but continue to pathologically oversleep because I'm miserable in the morning from allergies. If you live in the northeast and you have allergies, they /will/ get worse when you move here. This makes me so psyched to leave.
Then, just in time for the home stretch I caught a terrible stomach flu that had me prostrate on the bathroom floor for a long miserable Monday night. Tuesday I started the last General Relativity problem set, which contained two of the easiest problems and also probably the most difficult problem we've had all semester (4 hours went into #1 and #3 together, we've put at least 10 hours into #2 so far just to end up with a black hole for a star). Not to mention I haven't blogged in over a month. Just a lot of loose ends to tie up, you know?
I'm taking data for my thesis at this very moment. After tomorrow I'm handing in my last problem set in college and then it's work work work on this final thing that has been causing me months of unfocused rage. When I met with my advisor at the beginning of term, he threw down a dusty volume of text on the table between us. He is this German physicist with white hair who can at times be quite tall......
THESIS. He said.
It was, like, at least 100 pages.
there's no way I'm going to write that much.
I think I'm pretty right about that. It will end up being more akin to 40.
In lighter news, by this I mean I'm going to talk about things that cause other people misery now, tonight I spent 2 hours taking the draft final for 8.022 to "make sure it was ok". And it is. :)
My point is, I don't have any finals at least. haha.
Life is still pretty good.