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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.

    February 02, 2007

    New EMBO Installation Grants

    "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.

    February 23, 2007

    FP7 Funding Opportunities at a Glance

    "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.

    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.

    April 06, 2007

    Getting Published in Scientific Journals

    No matter how big your scientific breakthrough, it won't do your career much good if you don't publish it in a...
    April 06, 2007

    Moving Out of the Shadows: Publishing From the Rest of the World

    "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.

    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 01, 2007

    Fruitful Collaborations With Industry

    Academics should never lose sight of their own research agenda and the benefits they hope to gain from the collaboration.

    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.

    July 27, 2007

    Getting to the Top of a Big Pile

    "The best applications ... have a plan of research ... that is ... realistic [and] at the same time has this visionary quality," says Anders Björklund, chair of the Neurosciences ERC panel.

    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.

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