Arend Moerman, an astronomy student from Leiden, received a ten for his master’s thesis. In his thesis he simulated the interaction between three black holes. It happens on average once every ten years that an astronomy student achieves such a high mark. Arend’s results were also published in the journal Physical Review D. This is reported by the NOS.
“I thought I would get a pass, but a ten, not,” said Moerman. He has been working on his project for nine months. After handing in his thesis, he himself did not realize that he had discovered something new. “I was so glued to my screen.”
‘Can I still become a cook’
As a result of the media attention that followed the investigation, Moerman was approached several times by recruiters. He just doesn’t see himself working in the office and for a boss. He has now also started his second graduation research and he works in the kitchen of a restaurant. “If it doesn’t work out in academia, I can always become a chef.”
By: National Education Guide
Astronomy student gets ten for thesis on interaction between black holes
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