Enormous congratulations to Carina, who defends her PhD and earns her doctorate! Huge thanks to Prof. Brenton DeBoef for travelling from Rhode Island to be the opponent, and thank you to the other committee members who contributed to a great discussion.
In what some Swedish observers have already called Spikning, Karthik has kept up an archaic tradition and nailed his freshly printed PhD thesis to a plank of wood. And there was much rejoicing! The defence is the next and final hurdle.