The unexpected poetry of PhD acknowledgements

In this, the most unscientific part of a PhD submission, you see how the science is done, and what drives a scientist.

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The unexpected poetry of PhD acknowledgements

After reading hundreds and hundreds of PhD theses, we accidentally discovered how to write the perfect PhD acknowledgement: it's a kind of poetry.

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