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What are you doing over winter break?

  1. Dec 16, 2016 #1
    Mostly for those in academia or anyone taking a vacation etc over the holidays.
     
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  3. Dec 16, 2016 #2

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    We’re going to travel to visit family but my personal list includes studying for the SAT, making pancake art, and finishing up some posters that need to be printed.

    ....But mostly pancake art.
     
  4. Dec 16, 2016 #3

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    Well apparently, I'm going to be working despite being scheduled for 11 consecutive days off -- either working at my job or working to repair a caved-in basement ceiling. :frown:
     
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    Serious cave-in, or more cosmetic?
     
  6. Dec 16, 2016 #5

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    well, it's summer break here in Oz, it's stinking hot so we ( wife and I) are heading to the cooler climes of southern New Zealand
    to have Christmas with my family


    Dave
     
  7. Dec 16, 2016 #6

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    Trade ya...[COLOR=#black].[/COLOR] :ok:??

    Bit nippy.JPG
     
  8. Dec 16, 2016 #7

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    Sigh.
     
  9. Dec 17, 2016 #8

    davenn

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    my family are around the Dunedin city area an d a little further inland from there
     
  10. Dec 17, 2016 #9

    davenn

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    yeah, that's just a tad chilly. We, on rare occasions, get down to 0C (32F) in my part of Sydney, Oz. Have had only 1 day under 30C in the last 2 weeks with the top of 40C (104F).
    It's nite here as I type 9pm, it's 31C in the shack and 29C outside and the bedroom with the aircon beckons me :)


    Dave
     
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  11. Dec 17, 2016 #10

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    In no particular order ...

    1. A friend and physics colleague has done a semi-empirical analysis on some of the physics involved in a popular winter sport. I am supposed to use computer analysis to turn his complicated equations into stuff that can be compared to what actually happens in this sport, hopefully for publication.

    2. In January, a bright senior student will be doing a project-based course with me. I need to attempt to get up to speed before then. I will be relying on this student to do a good job of teaching me.

    3. Read a little about quantum field theory, which I didn't learn as a student. My wife, who has an M.Sc. in physics, is a great source of encouragement: "You're to old to learn quantum field theory!"

    4. Go (ice) skating with my daughter.

    5. Go to coffee shops with my wife and daughter, where my wife and I like to talk, and where my daughter likes to sit and read.

    6. Have friends over for meals.

    7. Read the 700-page novel "By Gaslight".
     
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  12. Dec 17, 2016 #11
    Eat way too much yummy food cooked by relatives.

    Do my annual clean the house thing.....or leave it another year again.
     
  13. Dec 17, 2016 #12

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    Road Trip! :smile:
     
  14. Dec 18, 2016 #13
    This year is unlucky - all the holidays fall on Saturday and Sunday - so it's all work.
     
  15. Dec 18, 2016 #14

    Larry Gopnik

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    I have my first semester exams in mid Jan so I'll be sat revising most of the time unfortunatly.
     
  16. Dec 18, 2016 #15
    Well, after having finished my exams just before the Christmas break... I suppose I'm still a little bit at a loss as to what I'm going to do. School starts in January 16th so, I suppose I could do a little bit of reading and self-studying.

    The more prudent things to do would be to get more physical exercise and try to get a job in the next spring.
     
  17. Dec 18, 2016 #16

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    I'm decompressing, and trying to clean up the junk that's accumulated on my desk at home.
     
  18. Dec 19, 2016 #17
    The right answer is hanging out at PF :biggrin:
     
  19. Dec 19, 2016 #18
    yes, sir!
     
  20. Jan 4, 2017 #19

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    Hibernating.
     
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