On Friday 25.5. at 12 o’clock noon I defended my PhD-thesis. My opponent was Associate Professor Inês Lynce and the Custos was my advisor, Associate Professor Matti Järvisalo. You can find the slides of my Lectio Praecursoria (a.k.a. my thesis for dummies) here and the whole thesis here. My sincerest thanks go to both Inês and Matti.
Many people have asked me how I think the defence went. My honest answer is, I do not know. The reason for this is a lack of points of reference. I have only ever been to two defences before mine. Comparing my own defence to either of those is difficult as I was not familiar with the respective fields of study. Maybe this is true for other PhD-students in general. Can anyone properly judge their own defence?
The PhD defence also marks the starting point of this blog. The main purpose of these pages is to be my online CV. However, I will also write blog posts of varying degrees of formality and seriousness from time to time. So thanks for stopping by, hope to see you again!
I leave you with some pictures from the occasion. Thanks to Christina for taking them.