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To PhD or not to PhD?

StudyingOk, so here is some quick thought. The other day, I received a nice mail from Nature Staff member asking me whether I’d like to take part to a blogging initiative they had about PhD. I did accept with great pleasure since this was an excellent opportunity to talk about important things and to be read by a huge amount of people. Whether they would agree with what I say or not is not the question. Nobody asked for. To me, the crucial thing was to tell about what people can live through their years as as PhD. My answers are here.

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Publié par le 22 avril 2011 dans Research, Science, Women

 

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Size matters?

Well, I don’t think so. But, since we all know that pessimists are out there, let’s try to convince them bringing some scientific evidence 😉 I found these maps below: you can see the sizes of penii all over the world, but also compare the distribution of the ratio IQ/penis size.

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Publié par le 12 avril 2011 dans Miscellaneous, Open data

 

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Ban Ki-moon urges universities to promote women’s empowerment

A week or so ago, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon declared: « Women remain second-class citizens in too many countries, deprived of basic rights or legitimate opportunities ». It was during the Global Colloquium of University Presidents, held at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, USA.

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Publié par le 11 avril 2011 dans Research, Women

 

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Fellowships for divesity studies at CERN

I saw this announcement and thought it might be of interest for people.

CERN  Graduate Fellowship position / Diversity studies at CERN

In keeping with its international and increasingly global character, the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) has recently appointed a Diversity Officer to develop and implement a policy that will promote awareness and adherence to diversity, one of the established values of the Organisation.

In support of this new initiative, a position is now open to postgraduates in the framework of the CERN Fellowship Programme.
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Publié par le 9 avril 2011 dans Miscellaneous, Research

 

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[#mylife] What is and what should never be

Warning! Crazy Scientist At WorkYes, this is from Led Zep! Yes, I love this song! Yes, I am back 🙂

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Publié par le 8 avril 2011 dans Miscellaneous, Research, Science