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    Re: CN and my PhD thesis
    From: Bruce Cutting
    Date: 2020 Aug 22, 20:00 -0600

    I was having a problem understanding how to discuss that one - what
    would you have said if asked to defend it?
    
    Another anecdote:  A Physics candidate in my college was asked during
    a prelim what he knew a particular diffusion equation - his response
    was that he did not have it committed to memory but knew where to find
    it if he needed it.  The committee member's response was "Good because
    you need it now"   Always good not mess around during a prelim or
    final defense.
    
    Cheers!
    
    Bruce
    Quoting "Igor S." :
    
    > Hi Bruce,The statements are written by PhD candidate and approved by
    > promoter (professor) beforehand.If the committee (8-10 scientists)
    > asks for it during PhD defense (which is about 45min) the PhD
    > candidate should defend/explain these statements. Nowadays it is
    > more like a tradition. They really don't have time for it during
    > defence.  Mostly they ask questions about the content/chapters of
    > your dissertation.*Re: CN and my PhD thesis*
    > *From: *Bruce Cutting
    > *Date: *2020 Aug 22, 11:34 -0600
    > Interesting, but what are you supposed to do with this statement.  Is
    > it your composition or the committee's?
    >
    > And what does a defense of it look like?
    >
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