Archive | 2013

Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

I recently had the opportunity to read a couple of books on Omar Khayyam. His name always seemed familiar, and I’m glad I somehow stumbled on these two books – one is called Samarkand (novel by Amin Maalouf) which takes the reader on a temporal and spatial journey across Persia (Iran) following a fictional manuscript […]

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Co-inventor. ( A small step forward )

  One small step forward in my PhD – successfully filed a provisional patent application as co-inventor with my advisor, for a device that resulted from my research. (we have two companies interested in licensing it so far..) Back in 2010, when I enrolled at Stanford, I had two public goals and two secret goals […]

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Lab vs. office

  In our research group, we have a lab and an office. Everyone usually sits in the office. Unless, you’re doing experiments, in which case you’re in the lab. I’ve decided as of today that I am moving my desk into the lab. Ideally, I want to spend as much time as I can for […]

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On collaboration

This is the first time I successfully setup a collaboration with another scientist at a different university. The short version is this – I had been reading a couple of papers by this scientist and his lab has developed a unique apparatus. Couple of weeks back, I was at a conference and he happened up […]

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