July 5th, 2006

Millikan'd

Ruth Millikan sat in on my AAP talk today! Ruth Millikan is a distinguished professor and a keynote speaker at this conference. During my paper, anytime her eyebrows lifted in skepticism when I said something, I subtly altered my words to better explain the ideas. When her face relaxed, I moved on. At the end of the discussion, she asked a contributative question that was exactly the direction I'd like to go in my research. I am deeply honoured.