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My heart is beating fast, and I think I’m even shaking. Why? you ask. Are you skydiving? About to play the piano at Carnegie Hall? Um, no. I just hit the “submit” button on my application to a Ph.D. program. This one, in fact, at Lancaster University in the UK. And like most of the…