Learning to Multiply by Ten – or How I Ended up Here

Christmas looms – my PhD is complete (bar printing my final hardbound copies), and my research is tied up in way too neat a bow to start new tasks today.  So I have decided to keep it Science-y today, and talk about where I began this journey, and the moment I became a scientist.

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The Decay of Scientists into Celebrities (with surprisingly short half-life)

We should have seen it coming.  It started with the artists, and now it’s happening to the scientists…like it or not, one of the greatest human endeavours ever conceived is becoming irreversibly cheapened.  Continue reading The Decay of Scientists into Celebrities (with surprisingly short half-life)