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!
In my yesterday post, I was more serious than planned. But Christmas is also time of joy and fun. Contrasts again, like Lucia celebrating light in the midst of darkness. Today, my PhD life was simplified from reflecting on big questions and reduced to being attacked by a Great Grey Owl in Skansen, where the… Read More The Light to the Darkeness
Few hours ago I was lying on a red cushion armchair, staring through a window, watching the buzz of a hospital wing behind the shinning Christmas stars decorations. Smelling the antiseptic desinfection brought memories of childhood, which may sound strange to those who are not children of doctors like me. Suddenly, images of children and… Read More The Science of Giving
I woke up, smelling snow and Christmas. Yes, advent is here! Finally! With Julkalendern playing in the background, and while sipping my morning coffee, I ogled over my earring collection. And then I found them – my Christmas themed earrings. Now I was ready to start my usual PhD day. First December was noticeable all… Read More 1st of December in a life of a scientists: glittery earrings and glögg
We, researchers like to count (down) in December we wear a (Nobel dinners) gown Eagerly we await Christmas eve while grants we try to receive We, bloggers like to share hence Researcher’s Advent we prepare And until the Christmas day arrives We share advent mood in researcher’s lives In Sweden, there is a strong tradition… Read More Researcher’s Advent Calendar
I have always loved a good story and lately I have been having a love affair with podcasts. So I was one of the over thousand people who have downloaded a new PhD Career Stories podcast. Shortly thereafter, I had the pleasure to attend the podcast’s official launch on 29th of September 2016. Let me… Read More Fairytale about PhD Career Stories
Last week two of your digital ambassadors volunteered during the first Swedish Brain Awareness week (Hjärnfestivalen). During this five day event for the public, many activities sharing knowledge from neuroscience and related fields were arranged. One could come to various presentations by scientists, a pub quiz with brain trivia, bring children to a science cafe or… Read More Gelé brain, scientists and the public: Hjärnfestivalen 2016