I am writing this down, but I still cant believe its true. After many many many months of writing and more all-nighters than I have digits ...
MY THESIS IS DONE!.
I cant wait till I'm finished typing this node so I can see the html. Maybe it'll sink in then. So - its done mostly sorta. I have to give it to my committee members who get to ruminate over it and use it as a stool/doorstop for two weeks. Then on Sept 29, I defend my thesis
(wish me luck!). At that point, I'll make whatever corrections the committee has found and submit the final copy for binding at the library
, I'll really be done...
So, the statistics:
- 370 pages
- 3 main chapters
- 4 appendices
- 114 figures
- 10 tables
- i didn't number my refs so I dont know the total count but they span 23 pages
This sucker's large, although a lot of the bulk comes from putting figures on separate pages. Lessee, anything else nodable? oh, the title ...
Spectroscopic, Structural and Computational Characterization of Tryptophan NH-pi Hydrogen Bonds.
One thing I've learned during the last few weeks is:
Never complain about your thesis to someone who already did one.
Surprisingly, whenever I wanted a tinge of sympathy after a long night of pagination mistakes or printers eating random figures, all I got was an even more depressing story from them. e.g. ...
Me - "can you believe it, Dima? It's taken me almost a week to print all the pages and figures of my thesis from start to finish."
Dima (with strong Russian accent and thundering voice) - "Heh. When I was finishing thesis, took me more than month to print. Computers were not as good those days."
I didn't dare complain to my advisor, who wrote his back before there were computers or xerox machines.
Maybe some day (later rather than sooner) I can enter it into the database. ugh ... Thank god its over. Now I can start working on those papers!