I have been very busy but I have recently received Ethics approval.
That is all.
During this long period of absence, I have been doing great things. Brace yourself for 9 months of ginger wisdom.
I’ll let you choose whichever is most fitting.
The main highlights – going to Venice with some of the INTREPID group, going to Canada to experience true cold, and trying to organise data collection. I will mainly be discussing the latter which has proven the most challenging.
My time in this mortal plane is short.
It is common knowledge that frustration is a big issue when programming, and I think this concerns beginners and veterans alike even if you’re as awesome as me. Knowing how to manage that frustration is paramount not only in order to perform well, but more importantly for one’s well-being. That being said, instead of elaborating on this, I will proceed to whine thoroughly about a problem which has recently delayed me in my work.
This month, Jessica and Etienne went on a trip to two countries, purely for work purposes, of course. Read below for their fantastic adventures involving trains, castles, and bratwurst.
On to the topic you dread the most: Mathematics. For the past months, I have been working intensively on the theoretical and computational aspects of Topological Data Analysis (TDA), a relatively new subfield of Mathematics dedicated to the application of Topology, a pure field dedicated to the study of mathematical spaces, to more concrete situations. I found this to be very interesting as it provides a link between theoretical tools and practical applications.
We study the past so that we can both understand the present and improve our future. Much of our research is forward-thinking, but it is important to also reflect on our past. When King Richard III’s remains were found in a Leicester parking lot, modern forensic science had to be applied in order to uncover the historical story of the last king of York.
Now that the time of celebrations and rejoicing has passed, that the team is *finally* complete with Jessica and Marwan’s arrivals, I think it’s time to take stock of the previous year… I’m talking about New Year’s resolutions, obviously, because – let’s face it – all of us aren’t quite perfect yet. (I’m pretty close though.) On that note, these will be my commandments for the year to come. [Read more…]
Dear readers, fellow Intrepid partners,
I write this blog today, unfortunately not with great pleasure, but prompted, pained, by the ever-cracking whip of our tyrannic – yet beloved – administrator, cowering in fear at the mere thought of his divine punishment.
19 May 2014, 3:00 AM. Paris.
I’m still browsing opportunities on the EURAXESS website. Academicposisions.eu, the EMS society, jobs.ac.uk, … I’ve got them all bookmarked. I often reread offers that were listed on several of them and end up knowing them by heart. I’ve been unemployed for 7 months now. A PhD offer in Mathematics applied to Forensic Science comes up.
Forensic science… as in CSI?
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