Often you hear about the ground-breaking results that scientists produce. But little do you hear about what's going on behind the scenes. I am a red-haired, bespectacled PhD student, struggling to come to terms with student finance, atomic physics and eccentric academics. I intend not only to give you an insight into some of things you may encounter as a PhD student, but also give you a feel of what it's like facing some of these doctors and professors every day. The insight begins not at my first day in the lab, but at the problems I faced moving to my new place of work back in October, 2010. I hope you enjoy ...
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