Author Archives: haris aziz

Moving or migrating

Moving can be chaotic and stressful. Migrating to another country is even harder. However moving is not only a part and parcel in certain consultancy jobs but can also be required in academic research jobs. The last few weeks have … Read More »

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Munich, here I come

It is final now. I will be starting a European Science Foundation research fellowship at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU- also known as University of Munich). I had been in touch with the concerned research group for some time. Although, I received … Read More »

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Efficient literature overview

When one examines a new problem, it is important to explore the relevant literature. The literature may span books, journals, conference proceedings and even research fields (such as mathematics, economics, computer science). So what is the best way to get … Read More »

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Workshop plans

I had written an earlier entry concerning summer workshops and summer schools are useful in broadening one’s research and also picking up new tools. I applied for funding for two such events and thankfully my applications were successful. Therefore, I … Read More »

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End is only the beginning

Not every end is the goal. The end of a melody is not its goal, and yet if a melody has not reached its end, it has not reached its goal. A parable. – Friedrich Nietzsche Having submitted my thesis, … Read More »

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The sum is greater than the parts

The Sum is greater than the parts. This is what came to my mind when I was aggregating my PhD research into a thesis format in the summers. Thesis writing involves much more than compiling your research. It is analogous … Read More »

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Keeping track of latest research

In scientific research, the speed of new results is high so that not only one needs to obtain interesting new results but also make them public before some one else published them.  As a PhD student, I also witnessed this … Read More »

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