Now I know how an NSF administrator feels. With just one week to go before the 1-September deadline for the “Dance Your Ph.D.” contest, most of the scientists who are working on their dances still haven’t submitted. But that’s just how science gets done: Always last-minute. It seems to be in our DNA.
Two more dances just came in. An economic modeling of the phosphorous cycle under different agricultural regimes, and a study of transcranial magnetic stimulation as a treatment for spinal chord injury.
Does anyone procrastinate more than scientists? They even procrastinate on their procrastinations! There’s still a month before the deadline on this contest, and like any grant or article deadline, everyone is waiting for the 11th hour to submit.
Thank goodness for physicists. They’re proactive about fun. Here’s another physics Ph.D. dance, this one by Wendy Crone.
Breaking up is indeed hard to do… and explain.