A small housekeeping note: I successfully defended my dissertation on May 26. It was accepted without revisions. Post-defence dinner at Town was excellent, as always. My wife, who’s been in Australia since February working on her PhD, bought us a tasty bottle of Prosecco, which was enjoyed by all.
I will be posting a copy of the dissertation shortly. I might even write about the defence experience (very positive) at some point, but don’t hold me to that. Thanks to everyone who supported me in my work over the past six years.