Once my younger brothers asked me what it means that I am a scientist and what do scientists do on a daily basis. I was pleasantly surprised that such a young person is interested in my work so I tried to explain it to him in the most interesting and ‘cool’ way possible. Unfortunately, I… Read More #17 Is it art or science?
Disclaimer: Following the footsteps of Natalie about anti-perfectionism in blog posts, I wrote this post on the fly with the best moments of 2017 in my mind. The absolute highlight of my year was being part of the student magazine Medicor. In case you haven’t heard of it by now, Medicinska Föreningen has a quarterly… Read More #16 Telling a story
Guest Blog post by Gonçalo Brito PhD student, CMB Department (Goncalo.email@example.com) https://www.linkedin.com/in/goncalombrito/ It is not uncommon to hear friends telling me how much they miss those student years at university, when life was more about having fun and less about important decisions. While nobody can escape grown up life for too long, academia has this… Read More #15 All I want for Christmas… is that post-PhD first job
Snowflakes are special. Their immediately recogniseable shape evokes the smell of glögg, the taste of pepparkakor and the spirit of Christmas. But before the snowflake was popularised as a Christmas icon by Wilson ”Snowflake” Bentley, the delicate and intricate structures had captured the imagination of physicists who wanted to understand how they formed. They were… Read More #14 The physics of snowflakes (yes there is a graph)
So Lucia is here and sure, the candles lighting up the December darkness accompanied by the tunes of some or our most beloved, traditional Christmas carols is lovely. But let’s be honest, is not what really warms our souls the following feasting on “glögg”, “Lussebullar” and “pepparkakor”? The golden saffron buns most commonly known as… Read More #13 The science behind the Lusse-bun
2017 has been a fantastic writing year for me. I did not produce large amounts of published papers (fingers crossed for 2018), but I pushed my writing skills to a new level. Here I will share my 2017 writing story, in the hope that you will get inspired. It started with a workshop arranged by… Read More #12 2017 in Writing
Some philosophical reasoning from a lobby in a small hotel in the picturesque back streets of Place de la Republique in Paris, France. KI Career Service is living and breathing cooperation these days in December. We are visiting Institut Pasteur, Epicentre – Médecins Sans Frontières and presenting at ABG Conference on Researchers without borders #EU4PhD.… Read More #11 Creating Career Collaborations