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Today's detectors allow scientists to observe cosmic particles with energies surpassing those obtained in particle accelerators, making of the universe a new laboratory for particle physicists.
A little competitiveness can be an excellent thing, but too much can produce an environment that's unhealthy for science--and scientists.
"I've never considered myself a great writer or a linguist," but, she says, she is able to identify problems with a manuscript.
"I felt that it was time to return, now that Portugal was changing and giving us much better conditions, [and] that we should contribute to the development of the country," says Bruno Silva-Santos.
Your best weapon is focused, methodical, patient effort.
"We are focusing on people who have established that they are already very good scientists and are about to start or at the beginning of an independent career." --Fotis Kafatos, European Research Council President.
The minister's aim is to create an employment structure in the universities with a much larger base of younger, early-career scientists.
Gonçalo Vieira set up a Portuguese IPY committee made up of 10 Portuguese biologists and geophysicists who together are leading Portugal's new polar research effort.
Starting the conference well-prepared and maintaining a proper balance between presentations and coffee breaks can make your conference experience a source of inspiration.
"I can see no reason to justify the exclusion of deaf people from scientific laboratories." --Sarah Page
"The novice writer makes a big mistake in blaming language knowledge for everything," says Mary Ellen Kerans, chair of the Mediterranean Editors and Translators association in Barcelona, Spain.
Your writing should reflect the same clarity and concision as your research.
India's top institutions make up a comprehensive and well-funded research network rivaling those in the West.
"Every week you are broadcasted, and every week you are praised or despised," saysREDES subdirector Sebastián Grinschpun.
Julia Kempe couldn't bring herself to choose between physics and maths, nor between two graduate institutions. So she did two Ph.D.s at once in quantum computation.
For behavioral scientists considering a career in public polling research, it helps to have a fascination with numbers.
It's worthwhile to throw a party every now and then. Apart from the fun involved, it is a great way to celebrate your success and acknowledge your co-workers.
Academics should never lose sight of their own research agenda and the benefits they hope to gain from the collaboration.
"Earning a Ph.D. is not a vocational qualification anymore. It equips people to go into all sectors of society."
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