The year is 1800 and you are lying in a hospital bed. You broke your leg and need surgery to set it. In other words, you’re dead. You’re not literally dead of course, that comes soon, but not quite yet. Before then, you have to lie in a dirty hospital bed as the “good old… Read More February 10th: Anniversary of the death of Joseph Lister, the father of modern surgery
Whether or not Harry S. Truman was the originator of this is in dispute. Regardless, it comes to mind to me today because I’m facing a professional conundrum. Specifically, my desire for transparency and collaboration in science has come into conflict with my perception of how best to build my career. A bit about my… Read More “The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit.”- Harry S. Truman
This Tuesday afternoon it is very quiet at the Career service office at Karolinska Institutet, only the sound of keys tapping in the computers. Emma is working hard on updating all web pages and moving information to our new web portal. Kerstin is busy following up all contacts made with companies that want to offer… Read More Career Skills for Scientists
One AM on Christmas day and instead of doozing off I am still sitting by a computer, editting this last post in the KI Researcher’s Advent Calendar. In between copying and pasting, I swear at myself. What a typical overachiever, overly ambitious and perfectionist (in other words, what a PhD student!) I am! But the… Read More Jolly Science X-mass and 2017!
Christmas time is singing time. Lucia, christmas carols, choirs or cheezy tunes in the shops – you’ll know it’s christmas by the sound. Here is something a little bit different. Especially for all you friends of science out there. A podcast episode with the singing physicist Tim Blais, the one-man band and YouTuber behind A… Read More Singing science
To state the obvious, by definition Christmas is a Christian holiday celebrating the birth of Jesus. Nearly all Christian households celebrate Christmas. So one would expect that in most non-Christian or non-religious families, Christmas doesn’t really play a big role. But it turns out the Christmas season means different things to some people thinking there… Read More The more the merrier
Finally, after months and months of increasing darkness, the days are finally starting to get longer again! To help celebrate this fact, I wanted to share one of my favorite songs with you: Here Comes the Sun! Here it is performed by the writer, George Harrison, along with a “super group” of sorts. If you… Read More Here Comes the Sun… do do do do