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January 05, 2007

Getting Big on Astroparticles

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.

January 26, 2007

Getting Up to I.T.

"I've never considered myself a great writer or a linguist," but, she says, she is able to identify problems with a manuscript.

March 16, 2007

Polar Research in Portugal: Breaking the Ice

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.

May 04, 2007

Dancing With the Mysterious Lady

"Every week you are broadcasted, and every week you are praised or despised," says
REDES subdirector Sebastián Grinschpun.

May 11, 2007

Still Learning

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.

June 15, 2007

French Pharmacist Finds Career Niche at Regulatory Agency

Franck Diafouka found at the EMEA the opportunity to study the impact of drugs in real life and work in a multinational and multicultural environment.

July 13, 2007

Illustrating Nature

Diana Marques followed her passion for painting and biology separately until one day she saw an ad for a scientific illustration workshop.

August 10, 2007

An Astrophysicist at La Città della Scienza

"Interactive museums have sprouted around Italy and across Europe as the European Commission and individual nations have placed science-and-society issues higher on the agenda."

August 17, 2007

European Programs Offer Translational Training

"The opportunity for this career development is now. I think the job opportunities that follow on that will be very substantial." -Graham Lord, King's College London and Guy's and St. Thomas' hospitals

September 07, 2007

A Job in the Video Game Industry

Being lead programmer "can be a lonely role stuck between the code pool and the management and therefore requires a level of confidence in oneself," says Marchalot's boss, Brandon Smith.

September 14, 2007

Undergraduates Ask: Should I Do a Ph.D.?

Spending some time investigating your interests before starting a Ph.D. will improve the likelihood that you pick a project that keeps your interest over several years.

October 05, 2007

Studying the Self Scientifically

Lenggenhager helped develop an experimental concept aimed at recreating out-of-body experiences in healthy subjects as a way to study distorted self-consciousness.

October 12, 2007

Bouncing Back in a New Country

His cultural identity has not caused any real hardships or put any of his professional goals out of reach, Bounceur feels.

November 02, 2007

Molecular Gastronomy: Something's Cooking

Part of the insecurity for both scientists comes from the fact that molecular gastronomy still has some way to go before it is fully accepted as a scientific field.

November 23, 2007

A Family, a Laboratory, and an EMBO Award

Sandrine Etienne-Manneville "knew exactly what she was doing, where the project was going, and what needed to be done," says former postdoc supervisor Alan Hall.

December 07, 2007

Reclaiming Life From Work

How should you spend your time if your goal is to be a successful, well-rounded, happy person?

December 21, 2007

Young Geneticists Making a Difference

"We are trying to define new syndromes and new diseases in human genetics," says M.D.-Ph.D. Heather Mefford.

February 08, 2008

Global Feature: Mentoring

What makes mentoring relationships successful?

February 22, 2008

Alone in the Field

"Eduardo Moreno made it through the first selection because of his strong past record and made it through the last round thanks to the innovative, yet highly relevant, nature of his grant," writes ERC jury panel chair Susan Gasser.

March 14, 2008

Playing Well With Industry

"The tipping point is when scientists' commitments to industry-funded research compromise their ability to do what their university appointments require: promote the public good through training students and pursuing research on important issues."