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Pieter de Groot

born in Marken, has reached the Ph.D. title today. His promotor, Hans Mooij, flanked by Kees Harmans, has stressed several times that in case of Pieter the title should read "doctor of engineering" thereby showing his appreciation for perfect designs of qubits and read-outs Pieter has accomplished in the course of his promotion work.

The work presented in the thesis is of exceptional quality and resonance. However here in Delft this is very usual.  What was unusual is a high quality of the defence: with no exaggeration, it was one of the best defences I ever attended. Pieter managed not only to answer all the questions and keep the opponents at bay: he did so without telling any unjustified and/or scientifically ambigouos things. His propositions were both provocative and formulated in such a way that people with opposite views could sign them: Pieter could be indispensible in formation of Dutch government.

Yet I hope he would not rush to politics and stay in research: we all would profit form this.

 

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L’intention de faire un effort andyroid dès maintenant.

Pendant ce temps important, KitKat est certainement en haut du peloton avec
39 pour cent de still.

I’ve forgotten to mention: Pieter has made a small present to each member of PhD committe (after the defence). This was an illustrated book about Marken and a photograph of him and his girl-friend in traditional Marken attire.

We need more villages with an identity and more people carying about an identity! Sweet.

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