• Water cooled coffee bean grinding and how things taking longer can open up new possibilities

    by: in: Protocolson September 29, 2016

    Time is money, so the saying goes, so a lot of resources are spent in every aspect of life on making things go faster. However, this is also valid in reverse – one can often save a lot of resources if one is able and willing to wait. I could buy a computer doing the calculations twice as fast, or I could just wait twice as long.

  • Life management – Part 1

    by: in: About us, Educationon September 20, 2016

    After a timeout with my family for a year, I am happy to have the opportunity to work as a scientific lab manager again. Here I’m going to share some of my experiences I take from home to be more efficient at work.

  • Computational science applied to medicine and biology – Varied perspectives

    by: in: Humor, Musingson September 14, 2016

    As a computational scientist, I use and develop numerical models, implement them as computer programs and execute them on supercomputers to simulate physiological flows, with the intention of answering mysterious clinical questions. The interdisciplinary nature of this research leads to varied perspectives by scientific people from different communities. I note some of my (funny and informative) experiences here, mostly gained from conversations during conferences.*

  • Lab management, time management and the joy of getting things done

    by: in: Musingson April 29, 2016

    Being a Lab Manager at the Interface Group or any other Research Lab is definitely an interesting and rewarding experience. It can also be infinitely frustrating when one realizes that the rate of task inflow has risen above the rate of task outflow. At this point it will be painfully obvious that the only way forward is to increase their productivity, and a good way to do that is through discipline and organization. I would like to write a few words on how I manage to get my head above water and keep it there, in the hopes that you, the reader, might be inspired to pick up a tip or two.

  • What children bring to science

    by: in: Education, Musingson April 25, 2016

    A 6-year old looking at the sea, following the trajectories of a jet ski and ocean liner:

    “Why, in case of a collision, can it not be the jet ski that wins??”

    Bright and clear: Momentum, energy. You enthusiastically translate the scene into a series of equations, 15 minutes of monologue, excitation, gestures, before concluding with a pinch of emotion in your voice, your arm pointed towards the horizon “Quod erat demonstrandum!”.