First semester of my Physics Masters

Today was the first day of my Physics Masters at McGill. Yoga in the morning was followed with breakfast and then the 20 minute walk to campus.

I jumped through some bureaucratic hoops to become setup as a grad student. I now have a desk in an office on the fourth floor! The room even has a window! I feel like I have moved up a lot in the world since my days of working in the cavernous underbelly of the Lab Building at the University of Regina.

My supervisors are Michael Hilke of McGill and Guy Austing of the National Research Council.

My course list for this semester is:

  • Physics 659 - Experimental Condensed Matter - Taught cooperatively, but overseen by Dominic Ryan.
  • Physics 634 - Seminar in Advanced Materials - Taught by my supervisor Michael Hilke.
  • Electrical Engineering 535 - Nanoelectronic Devices - Taught by Thomas Szkopek.

Today I had a session of all three of these classes! Luckily since it is the first day the lectures were not overly intense. Even so, I am feeling a bit shell-shocked. In the next several hours, and perhaps stretching into tomorrow, I will be attempting to compile my learnings from today into a comprehensible format. Stay tuned.

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