Yesterday, somebody asked me, “What are you working on for your PhD?”
I was in no mood to talk about the algorithms for protein function prediction, networks and all. (Actually I am rarely in that mood)
So as usual I made up some story, which interests me and throws listener into pit of amazement. Amazement that is born due to sheer uncertainty of my work.
I said that I am trying to study ‘how retinal patterns in cockroach eyes can tell us about the first events after big bang‘. Then I went over the whole idea of how different sections of a complex eye are similar to different galaxies with different structures and potentials.