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electronic thesis

My thesis is published in the electronic part of the Utrecht university library. You can find every chapter here.

December 6, 2005 at 20:27 Leave a comment

Dr. S. Hermeling

I have defended my thesis and I am a Doctor!
The day was a marvelous event. The first few minutes during the defense I was quite nervous, but after that I even enjoyed it. All speeches were very positive about me, even the sketch of my colleagues was very nice. I enjoyed every second of the day (after 15.15). When looking at the weather I could not have picked a worse day. Because of the storm and the snow a lot of people arrived too late, or did not arrive at all.

November 27, 2005 at 14:37 1 comment


This morning i had my proefpromotie. Colleagues were supposed to ask questions about the thesis and I was supposed to answer them the way I would answer them on Friday, so my sentences should start with zeergeleerde opponent or hooggeleerde opponent.
When I drove in the car this morning I was starting to get nervous. Everything went rather well. Everybody told me that I was very confident in the way I was standing there and gave confident answers. So that should be a good sign for Friday.
Tomorrow my friend Chris for the States arrives and Mark, Monique and Camilla arrive, so I have a lot of distraction to not become too nervous.

November 22, 2005 at 11:10 3 comments

only 5 more days

Only 5 more days to go until me defense.. i must say I am getting a little bit nervous. Tuesday I will have my “proefpromotie” during which colleagues can ask questions and I have to pretend they are the committee. Unfortunately it also looks like I am getting a cold. Marieke and a friend of hers had the same before their defense so I guess that is normal. I have started to read my own thesis again since a lot of things I do not quite remember anymore.

I will let you know how the proefpromotie went.

November 20, 2005 at 11:13 Leave a comment

On their way

The theses are on their way to family, friends, colleagues etc. Hopefully the mail system of the university is efficient.

October 25, 2005 at 12:46 6 comments


Today is the defense of Marieke vd Aa. All preparations (writing, styling, printing) we mostly did together since we both had to do the same things and fill in the same forms. Today is her big day and I am nervous too. She will probably do a splendid job. I will pay special attention to all small details, like how does she stand, when do the paranimfen sit down etc.
I am also a little bit nervous because my theses should arrive today.

October 21, 2005 at 08:41 1 comment


Yesterday afternoon I had a shopping date with my paranimfen for clothing for the big day. We started at 12.30 and at 18.30 we were ready and had all three a new beautiful outfit!

October 14, 2005 at 09:07 Leave a comment

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