Who has a PhD

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Im just wondering that who has a PhD in this forum?
 

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I just had one a few weeks ago :smile: (in experimental nuclear physics)
Thank you for reminding me :biggrin:
 
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I had a PhD once. But he was a whiney guy, so I dumped him.

*bah dum dum shhzz*
 
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I thought I got a PhD in the mail last week. Turns out it was only a couple of BS degrees, so I tossed 'em in a corner.
 
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I thought I got a PhD in the mail last week. Turns out it was only a couple of BS degrees, so I tossed 'em in a corner.
You couldn't trade up those two BSs for a PhD? What's the world coming to?:eek:
 
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i'm just wondering, how long does it usually take to acquire a PhD degree? on average
 
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In the Uk its 3 years full time or up to 6 part time which is usual. Of course thats after you've done your masters degree which takes 4 years. Most other places are of a similar time scale.
 
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hmm....weird i thought that master's degrees takes 1 to 2 years max and PhD a year maybe, mostly depends on the individual

i'm doing my BSs in chemical engineering still a freshman
 
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You couldn't trade up those two BSs for a PhD? What's the world coming to?:eek:
That's what I told them! You'd think I could trade a couple BS degrees in physics and math for at least one PhD in psychology, or something. It's inflation, I tell ya!

i'm just wondering, how long does it usually take to acquire a PhD degree? on average
If you start straight out of undergrad, it typically takes 4-6 years...probably closer to six than four. But if you get your master's degree first, then you can chop off one to two years from that. That's what all the professors and grad students tell me, anyway.
 
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I don't have one (yet), but many of the PF Mentors do (Doc Al, ZapperZ, ahrkron, vanesch, HallsofIvy,...) I suspect Hurkyl does too, that smart cookie.
 
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hmm....weird i thought that master's degrees takes 1 to 2 years max and PhD a year maybe, mostly depends on the individual

i'm doing my BSs in chemical engineering still a freshman
i was talking about doing masters from scratch not after a bachelors
 
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I don't have one (yet), but many of the PF Mentors do (Doc Al, ZapperZ, ahrkron, vanesch, HallsofIvy,...) I suspect Hurkyl does too, that smart cookie.
Moonbear does. Monique and Ian Smith are both close to getting theirs, if they haven't already.
 
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Got mine......
 
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I had a PhD once. But he was a whiney guy, so I dumped him.

*bah dum dum shhzz*
I know that a piece of paper means nothing when it comes to dating. :wink:
 
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You'll find that most of the people here with PhDs don't really flaunt it, so might not reply to this thread. That's not what we're here for. (I'm just one of the shameless ones.)
 
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That's what I told them! You'd think I could trade a couple BS degrees in physics and math for at least one PhD in psychology, or something. It's inflation, I tell ya!
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
(I'm a psych major and that's still funny!)
 
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You'll find that most of the people here with PhDs don't really flaunt it, so might not reply to this thread. That's not what we're here for. (I'm just one of the shameless ones.)
Indeed, it seems to be quite a thing here in USA. For instance, someone who wrote a book might notify that he has a PhD degree, like this would give credit to the book.

Getting PhD is not such a great thing to achieve, it is only time consuming :frown: There is no need to be a genius at least, that's for sure, since they gave me one :tongue2:
 
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Indeed, it seems to be quite a thing here in USA. For instance, someone who wrote a book might notify that he has a PhD degree, like this would give credit to the book.
I'm usually suspicious of the credentials of anyone who claims to have a Ph.D. in order to sell a book.
 
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gosh i thought it was the hardest thing i ever did.

you guys must be really smart, huh?
 
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gosh i thought it was the hardest thing i ever did.
It's very hard, but mainly requires hard work for a long time.
I would guess that raising children to decent adults is much harder for instance (seriously !)
There are many things I could quote that I represent to myself as more difficult, mainly because good-will and hard work at those matters is not sufficient, things that are so hard that only faith can have you achieve them, things for which one needs a real passion. Working in third-world countries to help people starving, or displaced due to war could be examples. I'm sure that a surgeon working in a ER has much harder times, in particular in terms of stress. The traders I know (well they are young) might make quite a bunch of money, their stress level is over consuming for the health (insomnia...) If a PhD is hard at some times to get results, it also very rewarding at others because one learns so much, well in my experience I alternated between periods. Some things are just hard, not rewarding for the individual.
 
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gosh i thought it was the hardest thing i ever did.

you guys must be really smart, huh?
It was the hardest thing I ever did.....Raising my kids is hard, but I wouldn't do a PhD program ever again.

Of course I had a guy in my department who said "you'll get your degree, you are good with your hand" that is when I was trying to get my degree in experimental physics. I guess I wasn't too good with my hands, I am a theoretician.
 
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You'll find that most of the people here with PhDs don't really flaunt it, so might not reply to this thread. That's not what we're here for. (I'm just one of the shameless ones.)
Well what are you here for? Puzzles me to hell sometimes. I wouldn't hang around first years & I'm only a fourth year (college). Maybe I should make a post on this.
 
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Well what are you here for? Puzzles me to hell sometimes. I wouldn't hang around first years & I'm only a fourth year (college). Maybe I should make a post on this.
To help educate the general public about science, to help inspire students to become good scientists, and to enjoy discussions with other people who enjoy science as much as we do. It's certainly not about flaunting degrees.
 
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there are open science projects out there to help educate peeople.
I think one is actually called open science. (Do you participate in these Moonbear?).
 
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I just had one a few weeks ago :smile: (in experimental nuclear physics)
Do you have all of your romantic encounters in the lab? Or were you saying that this exercise was experimental...? :uhh:
 

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