The quarantine stories, part 1: Love in the time of corona
All happy relationships are alike; each unhappy relationship is unhappy in its own way. – Leo Tolstoy Tolstoy actually talks about families, but this is irrelevant now. For what I am about to tell you, the quote would serve me better if it said “relationships” instead of “families”. My literary ingeniousness thinks I have the right to alter quotes from Tolstoy, so please do not disagree. Here is why I need this quote. I consider my relationship with Felix a happy one. Of course, we have our challenges; I sometimes shout hysterically at him to get the f*ck away from me, and he sometimes tells me I am a crazy…
Searching for a PhD position in Germany? Here is what you need to know
A while ago, I did an interview with a friend of mine on the topic of: (finding a) PhD position in Germany. The interview is available later in this post. Nevertheless, as a first and the most important side remark - keep on reading and watch the interview if you are interested in: why should I go for a PhD position in Germany, eligibility criteria, scholarships and funding, what comes after the PhD, and so much more.
Looking for work? Here are 10 points worth considering
I have been working on my PhD for a year now! - I say as I raise my cup of tea to make a toast for the anniversary. Usually, this would be a glass of wine, but since tomorrow I hit the lab at 7am, I think the wine will have to wait. That being said, and without further due, let me get down to the point. What did I learn during this year? And what should you pay attention to when choosing your next job?
Can you create a home far away from home?
Since the people back where you come from have started to treat you as a foreigner, and the people in the country where you are currently residing have always been treating you as a foreigner - and most likely will continue to treat you as one - is there a way that you can create for yourself a home far away from home?
On Physics and Longing
I grasp the idea that those mornings when I wake up and see your face on your pillow is because light interacts with matter and this brightens not fonly your superbly perfect facial features, but also my day.
Moving abroad? There is only one thing you need to take with you.
For almost every young person who moves abroad to study or work, the following problem arises. The place where you are going is no longer the place where you will be the only one who is excellent at what s/he does. High school is over and your University collected the best of the best, put them into a carefully selected class, and left them all there to figure life out on their own. So, what do you do when you end up in a group where everyone loves the subject you are studying as much as you do, everyone is good at it, and everyone is alone? Do you compete,…