EU science chief: msg to academics and policymakers

CaSE  held its annual lecture last night with a most prominent speaker: the EU Chief Scientific Adviser to President J.M. Barroso. In addition to an invigorating talk about European scientific excellence and her role in promoting it, Prof Anne Glover had clear messages to the scientific and policymaking communities. Science in part of our CULTURE. […]

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Woman! Be emancipated through your work! Is there another way to be emancipated? Do women need emancipation? How about men, or are they emancipated enough as it is? After yet another women-labor force-caring for children-work life balance academic discussion over lunch, I feel pressured to write down some thoughts. I fear I’m starting to be […]

On having kidz

1) Timing I used to be a little like a social scientist and family planner combined, on speed! Asked around a lot about people’s perceptions to having children, personal experiences, preferred number of kids, timing issues, and the likes. Only that was quite early on, I did this investigation in my early 20s. No idea […]

Inspiration and unspiration

Writing a scientific article is a lot of work. In my old natural scientist days I used to wonder, how there could be more than three authors in a paper. Sure, some where added more as a courtesy, or based on dissemination of ideas, but now I know for sure that often you could split […]