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The Prodigal G01

  1. May 22, 2015 #1

    G01

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    EDIT: Removed ambiguous pronouns.

    Wow has this place changed!

    This almost feels like a new member introduction, given I've been away for several years! The old timers around these parts remember me I'm sure, or at least I hope! I'm G01. Hi. Nice to meet all of the new people. I wonder how many of the old timers are still around? Is Evo here? How about Tiny-Tim (:oldwink:)? Astronuc? Zapperz? I know Greg is still around.

    I guess I should start by apologizing for disappearing off the face of the internet a few years ago. I became friends with many of the people who posted here. I assure you all: dissappearing was not intentional! One thing lead to another and my dissertation slowly consumed my entire existence. However, I am now done! I've defended and officially graduated. I'm starting in a great post-doc position in 6 weeks. It's surreal. I started here on PF as a high school physics student in 2005 and now here I am with a PhD! If this sounds like bragging, sorry! I'm posting not to brag (ok, maybe a little bragging) but to say thank you to the forum and to everyone here who helped me along the way. PF has been a great resource and community to me over the past decade (!!!), and I hope to be an active PF member again, at least on some level.

    Anyway, I don't know what else to say right now except thank you and that I hope everyone has been well. I'll keep and eye on this thread, but these days I limit my internet time considerably. I'm also traveling and visiting friends. So, if I don't respond immediately, don't worry. I haven't disappeared again!

    Best Wishes,
    G01
     
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  3. May 22, 2015 #2

    Astronuc

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    Welcome home, G01. Congratulations on completing your doctoral program.

    May your travels be pleasant and safe.

    Drop in now and then. Most old-timers are still around.
     
  4. May 22, 2015 #3

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    It's good to have you back, welcome! You aren't a fry-head anymore :biggrin:!

    Your story is inspiring. I hope you become a regular again!
     
  5. May 22, 2015 #4

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    I'm still around, only I've retired from being a Mentor and am now collecting PF Social Security checks. :)

    Er... read that again. You didn't intend to become friends with many of us here? Well then!!! :H :biggrin:

    Then congratulations are definitely in order. But now that you are one of our "experts", you need to pull your weight here. So get to work!

    Zz.
     
  6. May 22, 2015 #5
    Welcome back G01! I absolutely love these success stories! Do stick around now :)

    Did you see our new blog?
    https://www.physicsforums.com/insights/
     
  7. May 22, 2015 #6

    G01

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    Very cool! There are so many new things going on!

    OK! I removed the unfortunate ambiguous pronouns! You knew what I meant!!! :biggrin:
     
  8. May 22, 2015 #7

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    G01!!!! My favorite french fries, but, but, you are fries no longer...

    :bow: Congratulations Dr G01!!! I am SO happy to see you again! <sniff> GIVE ME A BIG HUG! :oldbiggrin:
     
  9. May 22, 2015 #8

    G01

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    Thanks! *HUG*

    Yeah, I've decided to move away from the Fry look. I decided it's time for something new. Hope you have been well Evo!
     
  10. May 22, 2015 #9

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    I remember when you came back some time ago and wrote such a touching post about how you felt PF had contributed to your success. If that was a dream, just say "Oh yeah!"

    So, can I ask what you PhD is in?
     
  11. May 22, 2015 #10

    G01

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    Oh Yeah! :biggrin:

    But seriously: That wasn't a dream. I remember that post. I need to stop disappearing and reappearing!

    My PhD is in physics. My work is in far-IR materials spectroscopy and optical engineering. My PhD focus was mostly experimental though a significant portion of my thesis involved finite element electromagnetics simulations as well.
     
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  12. May 22, 2015 #11
    Do join us in chat on Sunday CST time -- it would nice to formally meet you. I don't believe we have crossed paths before.

    (EDIT: Actually, seeing you are a gold member you can join chat anytime!)
     
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  13. May 23, 2015 #12

    G01

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    There is now chat....anytime!?! :oldeek:
     
  14. May 23, 2015 #13

    Borg

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    Congratulations on the PhD! I remember you when you were just a small fry. :oldtongue:

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