Here are a few pictures of my PhD defense (examination, or viva).
At the University of Coimbra this is still considered a frightful
ritual, but it turns out it was a really interesting experience.
15:00 getting things ready
(and yes, I was nervous)
help me put this on!!!
you like my cape?
(mind it, the costume is mandatory!)
10 euros, please! :-)
(if only I had charged for all the pictures taken by passing tourists...)
some more pictures while waiting
the big door to the big room
(blame it on the angle...) ;-)
Ernesto Costa, the president of the juri
15:30 the opening of the ceremony
presenting my thesis
the examination begins
some views of the room
you stole my questions!
17:40 Phinally Done! I passed!!!
summa cum laude! (a.k.a. with flying colors) :-)
after the champagne, notice the sloppy look...
...and the slightly drunken smile :-)
18:20 going home...
...in regular clothes!
(and you'll never see me dressed like that again!)