A Bright Christmas #7 Have you ever been to Stockholm in December? If you have, I bet you have noticed two things. One: it gets dark incredibly early. Two: the citizens of Stockholm are extremely determined to defeat this darkness. With success: the vast amount of twinkling lights everywhere in the city center can brighten… Read More Nobel Week Lights
This is an announcement for the upcoming movie screening at KI Solna. All students in Stockholm and Uppsala are invited. Please feel free to share the info with your friends and watch the movie at KI. On October 21, Jorge Cham, renowned “PhD Comics” creator and “PhD Movie” director, will visit KI for the Swedish premiere… Read More Watch the PhD Movie 2 and meet the Director Jorge Cham
Hi there! Do you know about the fantastic social networking platform Meetup? If not, you should keep on reading. Meetup is a platform that allows members to create online groups and arrange offline group meetings that members can participate in. The variety of groups is huge. It can be a group for cooking enthusiasts to… Read More Let´s meet up at Meetup
Christmas is finally coming, the 2nd time to celebrate Xmas in Sweden In Swedish, Chirstmas is ‘Jul’, the ‘Julbord’ (Christmas dinner) mostly attracted me, after the fantastic ‘Julbord’ in our department last week, we also planned to prepare the ‘Kinesisk Julbord’ to celebrate Xmas with my Chinese friends, we listed 12 dishes and gave some special… Read More God Jul! Perfekt Julbord!
Did you hear the recent announcement about the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2014? It was awarded with one half to John O’Keefe and the other half jointly to May-Britt Moser and Edvard I. Moser “for their discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system, an “inner GPS” in the brain”. And you know what? Last year, Edvard Moser… Read More What’s Nov2k – and what’s so “Nobel” about it?
Academic summers in Stockholm are great. Short weeks, friend’s visiting, summer houses, boat rides and cycling trips. Really, this summer has been ridiculously much like this Swedish beer commercial circa 1994. But of course it’s not been all play. Actually, I have spent most of the summer doing hours of R ( a pretty amazing,… Read More Summer holidays and R programming
Researcher’s life could be a chaos. Sometimes, there is no strict difference between vacation and working days. I often see my boss flying around the world for different meetings, participating in conferences and working in parallel. I could not think how people could adjust to different time and place so easily. However, this time, I… Read More Workshop at Rånäs slott
It is not the first time I go canoeing at Skebokvarn (http://www.skebocanoe.se/) in Gnesta south of Stockholm, but definitely it is not the last time. If you want to merge into the Swedish nature with a canoe trip, Skebokvarn is a good choice for a nice summer day or a whole weekend. Here are some… Read More A canoe trip?
Since a few months I’ve been working as a research assistant at the Department for Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics (LIME). LIME is a place where cultures clash and where informaticians, managers, educators, communicators, illustrators, engineers, entrepreneurs, nurses, physicians, designers… and public health specialists work together to improve healthcare. A lot of interesting and fun… Read More Art in the LIME light
Katie Melua was singing once that there are 9 million bicycles in Beijing. Well, we don’t have that many is Stockholm, because whole population of Sweden is roughly 9 million people, but definitely Stockholm is bike-friendly. Whole winter I was imagining myself riding bicycle just like in song by Queen. Then spring has come and I… Read More I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride my bike!