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How Did You Know What Path To Choose

  1. Sep 27, 2012 #1
    Simple question as described in the title: How did you know what path to choose when you were getting your PhD. Specifically, what made you think to yourself "This is the project I want to be apart of" when you finally made the decision to pick your dissertation/research topic. Tell me, I want to hear your story!
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  3. Sep 27, 2012 #2
    When I started with my adviser, he gave me two warm up projects with a postdoc in our group. The first went smoothly. In the second, I found a problem with some assumptions a former grad student and the postdoc had made. Fixing that problem took 4 years and was the majority of my thesis (I did a few smaller projects along the way).
  4. Sep 28, 2012 #3
    Did you enjoy it? I don't mean it to be a stupid question- to me things of that nature aren't always obvious.
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