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Meeting my Supervisor at QUB

October 21, 2010 2 comments

Yesterday the long awaited day came. I made the trek (Ok 2 bus rides and a walk) to Belfast from Dublin to meet my supervisor at Queen’s University Belfast. His name is Dr. Luc Rock¬†and his expertise lies in stable isotope measurements and the use of nitrogen and oxygen isotopes¬† for nitrate source determination.

The meeting went quite well. We discussed quite a number of factors related to my project. We discussed what has been done in the area, where the gaps of knowledge are and his vision for the project. He is quite open to what I would want to do and he seems to be willing to take the project wherever my vision takes it (hmmm…do I have a vision?). I also got a chance to discuss with him some aspects of nitrate isotopes, which I found to be quite helpful. After our meeting we went to the lab where he showed me the different equipment they have available and their specific uses.

I am glad I made the effort to go and visit him and had the opportunity to discuss with him aspects of my project. Although he did not give any concrete answers to what I should or should not do, I now know what his vision is, and what his expectations of the project are. I can see that he is a truly nice person and he is interested in this subject.

I will now meet him again in about 1 months time. So I will see how that goes. However I am still excited about the project. Cannot wait to figure out what I will exactly be doing. However experienced sources in the area said that I will probably never have an answer to that.

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