Ph.D. Defense

“Gehe nur an ihm zu Grunde — ich weiss keinen besseren Lebenszweck als am Grossen und Unmöglichen, animae magnae prodigus, zu Grunde zu gehen.”

– Friedrich Nietzsche (1874), Vom Nutzen und Nachtheil
der Historie für das Leben.


I am slated to defend my Ph.D. (Astrobiology / Geology). Spacetime constraints:

Date: Friday the Eleventh of December Two-thousand-nine

Time: 16:00

Venue: Theodor Jacobsen Observatory, University of Washington Campus, Seattle

9 Responses to “Ph.D. Defense”

  1. Cheryl E. Fitzgerald says:

    Looking forward to it!

    I must ask, the image you’ve used here: is there a significance to the existence of small, white speck just a little off-center?

  2. michelle says:

    that is great to hear. i will likely have similar timing, so we can close out our class with a bang (!).

  3. Jelte says:

    White speck == A hint of Daylight in a forlorn cave.
    Just a little off-center == The Acceptance of Imperfection.

  4. Joanne (jM) says:

    Time space constraints indeed. But no longer for a future event. Last sentence in the preface can thus be removed? I’ll adjust my time space constraints and be there, come what may..

  5. Beth! says:


  6. Joanne (jM) says:

    thinkin of you! and booked my ticket! and a hotel! and a bike! so …. no worries.

    [WORDPRESS HASHCASH] The poster sent us ‘2094739400 which is not a hashcash value.

  7. Dad, Suq al Zumour, Sanaa says:

    Good luck and leave us visual evidence…whats a few secs on 3.8 Billion years……

  8. Joanne (jM) says:

    Today, today!! please dont go zu Grunde, at least not metaphorically speaking. Unless you mean: to the bottom, to the depth of things.
    Enjoy every minute. XXX, jm

  9. Joanne (jM) says:

    Heya Jelt, where / how can we watch the video?

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