Re: Degrees vs. smarts

Amara Graps (
Tue, 5 Oct 1999 17:33:05 +0200

Robert J. Bradbury ( Mon, 4 Oct 1999 writes:

> [Though IMO the time involved in Amara's efforts may have been
>excessive. I'm unsure whether this is by her choice or the system she
>is enmeshed in.]

Oh, I guess there's a misunderstanding .... Did people think that I meant I took almost 20 years for a PhD? That's funny. No, I've been working now in the astronomy field for 18 years. It was my make-a-living job(s). I hit astronomy from every angle, even as a consultant (astronomy consultants are rare, I imagine.)

The schoolwork, I did on the side, and not even all the time. For example, I was convinced for at least 10 years that I didn't need a PhD. (I have very good reasons). So, no my total time to complete a PhD here in Germany will be 3 years (since I have my Master's degree already).



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