Annelies Voorhaar - Project 2
finally, finally December, almost the end of the year
In Leicester Christmas is already everywhere, coloured lights & Christmas trees in the streets and chirstmassy things in the shops. While in the Netherlands “Sinterklaas” not even left the country, which makes it for me a bit strange to have already a Christmas dinner on the first day of December. To give you an idea how it looks like over here, I’ve included some pictures.
First of all the Santa run, yes running while being dressed like santa. Sounds fun right? Young, old, runner, walker, sportive, non-sportive, everyone got an enthusiastic applaus after finishing his/her 2.5 or 5 km. Google it and you’ll understand the fun of it. With this suit I should be ready isn’t it? And of course a picture of the lovely present.
Are you enough motivated to do the run next year??
In the streets even Rudolph passed by…
Of course I don’t forget the Christmas trees, these two are already shining outside on campus.
And last but not least my own “Christmas tree”
Monday, 20th of June. Although it is the first day of the astronomical summer, by looking outside I see something completely different, 17oC and a bit rainy. Luckily the day after, a trip to the airport was planned…. [Read more…]
What does that mean, a chance? A chance of 1 in 5000 that something happens, is that small?
A small chance is also a chance, but it’s smaller than that:
- the Monster of Loch ness will be discovered (500-1)
- Elvis Presley being discovered alive (2000-1)
- getting born with an extra finger or toe (500-1)
So do we have to prepare us for that? [Read more…]
…. or challenges. It’s up to you what you prefer, is the glass half-full or half-empty.
Your PhD, or research in general, is full of (small) problem/challenge*. Luckily chemicals are doing sometimes what they are expected to do but most of the experiments are full of surprices. [Read more…]
Friday the 5th of February 09.00-17.00: INTREPID Mid-Project Review meeting
Just after the summer holidays, Lisa told us already that this meeting was coming. More emails were followed during the following months which answered all our answers: [Read more…]
Research, “a detailed study of a subject, especially in order to discover (new) information or reach a (new) understanding” (Cambridge dictionary) [Read more…]
merry christmas & happy new year!!!!
In my research I’m using salty water droplets to mimic fingerprints. As happens with everything, if you are paying attention to a phenomenon you start to see it everywhere. When you are looking for a specific bike (or when you finally found one after searching for a long time) they are suddenly on every corner of the street.
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