I’ve been relatively quiet recently, and that’s mostly because my qualifying exams were a couple of weeks ago. My program is structured so that we take 30 credit hours our first year and then quals in mid May. I’m very happy to say that I passed quals with distinction!
This summer, I’ll be staying here at Columbia, mostly doing research. My project currently is about the relationship between the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) and the 11 year solar cycle. I’m going to hold off on saying too much about this for now, but I’ll probably write a good deal about it in a few months.