FAQ: Fighting a Snake during the Dissertation Defense

This is the time of the year where many Ph.D. candidates are suffering from the pains of finishing up their dissertations, and preparing for their defense. An often overlooked part of the defense is the requirement of Defeating a Snake. For more information about this important component of the dissertation defense, go to this FAQ.

Q: Do I have to kill the snake?
A: University guidelines state that you have to “defeat” the snake. There are many ways to accomplish this.

Quantum Crypto School for High School Students

Are you a High School Students interested in Quantum Mechanics and Cryptography? You should attend to this summer school in Waterloo!

The Quantum Cryptography School for Young Students (QCSYS) is an exciting week-long program offered to students in Grades 10-12. This year the program will run through August 8-12, 2011. The program is run by the Institute for Quantum Computing in conjunction with the University of Waterloo.

Students will be given a first-hand look into one of the most exciting topics in contemporary science – quantum cryptography. Not only will students be exposed to cutting-edge topics like quantum physics and cryptography – they will have the opportunity to meet some of the most renowned researchers the field has to offer. In addition, students will get a tour of quantum computing and quantum cryptography experiments.

“It is thermodynamics gone mad,” by Lord Kelvin, one of the founders of thermodynamics, commenting on Boltzmann’s derivation of Stefan’s law.

Journal of Universal Rejection

Are you tired of getting every paper accepted in the best journals? Well, you should submit then to the Journal of Universal Rejection!

The founding principle of the Journal of Universal Rejection (JofUR) is rejection. Universal rejection. That is to say, all submissions, regardless of quality, will be rejected.

Pretty neat!

If they can make a law
Then I can break a law
If I can break a law
Will the law break me?
-Dropkick Murphys