• I've been accepted to the Ph.D.

    From Ange@21:1/5 to David Dalton on Sun Jan 10 16:26:32 2016
    On Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 10:42:16 PM UTC-4, David Dalton wrote:
    In article <40b97ef7-b983-4be9-895d-77119ed943c1@googlegroups.com>,
    Ange <a.campanella@att.net> wrote:

    On Friday, June 5, 2015 at 12:01:55 AM UTC-4, David Dalton wrote:
    I recently found out that I have been accepted to resume
    my Ph.D. in geophysics at Memorial University of
    Newfoundland in September. I won't have to do any more
    courses and won't have to repeat my candidacy exam,
    and I have been granted a full fellowship. But it
    is not yet clear whether I will resume the same
    topic that I was studying in the spring of 2004
    or write a new thesis proposal. If I stick with
    the same topic I may be finished in two years;
    if I switch to a new topic it might take slightly
    longer. Regardless my research will be supervised
    by Michael Slawinski and will be in the area of applied
    math/theoretical seismology/continuum mechanics/anisotropy.

    David Dalton dalton@nfld.com http://www.nfld.com/~dalton (home page) http://www.nfld.com/~dalton/dtales.html Salmon on the Thorns (mystic page)
    "It is time for you to laugh instead of crying
    Yes it's time for you to laugh so keep on trying" (The Kinks)

    Despite the fact that 10 years+ have lapsed since your last efforts on the topic, In my opinion you should first completely update your knowledge on the
    very subject you chose back then, scanning journals and publications sources
    for related materials. Research and development both follow very jerky and unsteady accomplishment paths. Expect anything, but most importantly, you need to be a true researcher and to first investigate just as you would have
    done then. Consistency is good in research... it will all come clear. In all
    likelihood someone may have nibbled on the periphery of your topic, but not
    brought it to your old goal. Or they did most of what you said, and you see
    the problem more clearly and can update and perform to an advanced goal on the same topic. Geology and earth science are advancing at a slow pace... Space and the oceans have been front page topics for too many decades. It's
    time that knowledge of the earth's interior gets a fair share of new development, I say!

    Angelo Campanella

    Part of the reason they are allowing me to simply resume
    the Ph.D. after over ten years away is that for most of
    the intervening years I have been employed as a part
    time research assistant, mainly doing proofreading of
    mathematical geophysics documents for my supervisor.
    Thus I am familiar with the work of his research group
    of the past ten years and am a little familiar with
    works they have cited.
    David Dalton dalton@nfld.com

    Dear David:

    Ok... Go for it! True, it looks like you have a leg-up on the field... But the real progress will come after you identify a bona-fide research topic and then pursue it with good old-fashioned ZEAL. I wish I knew what you are choosing.. I like to rap on
    these earnest research topics. It's mostly grunt work, with an inspiration here and there. It helps to pray for guidance from time to time. God always provides. Try it!

    In Christ,

    Angelo Campanella

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