Tag Archives: Research

This is the point.

Yesterday the European Space Agency successfully landed the Philae lander on comet 67P. Anyone can appreciate that it’s an astonishing technical achievement, but a recurring theme I have noticed on various news article comments and discussion boards is that there’s … Continue reading

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I apologise for things being a bit quiet around here recently – I can only blame my shonky time planning in failing to fit new posts in. I’ve actually started penning 3 or 4 over the last couple of months, then something … Continue reading

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The experimentalist

I got asked a question the other day, and it got me thinking. The question was ‘what makes a good scientist?’ The more I thought about it, the more I realised that while there are a number of key traits … Continue reading

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Lifecycle of a postdoc

I know from the questions I get asked by friends and family that a lot of people have a bit of difficulty getting their heads around how academia really works.  Particularly bizarre to them is the lifecycle of projects. While … Continue reading

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Which is of course logically derived from Acronyms Really Send me sillEe. One of the regular parts of a research career is the endless cycle of applying for research funding.  The various research councils open calls for grants every 6-12 … Continue reading

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