Category: Open Access

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Find your comet

I haven’t blogged in what feels like a very long time. In the past weeks, I have given the final classes of my locum professorship and returned to a life where I take my bike to go to work (even in February). It turns out to be a much quieter life, even though I had never really had that feeling before I started commuting – everything needs something to be compared to in order to gain its real value, it seems. Not that I would be bored in any way. In my last week in term (when I had my last commute), I took...

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Ping pong with my enemy and other publication strategies

I was invited in Paris last Friday to talk about my position as a junior group leader and how to apply for it. I ended up having to answer three times in a row the question “But do you really have PhD candidates?” (after me saying exactly that a couple of times already), but I also had more satisfactory communication experiences within my 24 hours there. And there was a real spring experience involved too, and that was a blessing in these times where, in Berlin, we barely reach the freezing point at around 2 PM in the sun (only...