As in most of the research, I also have to repeat a lot of experiments. Which is to be honest after a time a bit boring. Luckily sometimes you get some surprising effects, like the one below in which the water surprisingly coloured pink. [Read more…]
Annelies Voorhaar - Project 2
After the forensic summer school in the Swiss Alps (ESC doctoral summer school) two years ago, I got now the opportunity to go to a more chemistry related summer school…. the MS (Mass Spectrometry) Summer School at the Swansea University Medical School/ EPSRC UK National Mass Spectrometry Facility.
So no Swiss Alps this time but the coast of Wales on literally 1 minute walk. A perfect place for some walking, running and swimming on the beach, but also an area of scientific interests and the”enjoy” reminders everywhere makes it a perfect summer school location.
The summer school itself was a good combination of lectures, tutorials and demonstrations. All the tips and tricks would make the analysis definitely more easy, thanks to all staff members for that. And thanks to all PhD students of the summer school from everywhere in the UK (from Brighton to Aberdeen and Liverpool to Norwich) for all the interesting discussions & ideas and making it an enjoyable summer school!
Multidisciplinarity: 146.000 hits
Multidisciplinair: 867.000 hits
Multidisciplinaire: 2.510.000 hits
More and more multidisciplinary studies arise and if you’re following this website you’ve seen this word already several times. Sentences like “learn from each other qualities” and “bring disciplines/groups together”sounds probably very familiair, but is it really like that?
May 2017, which means only a few months till all the work in Leicester is finished, only some experiments to do and writing up most of it….so time to look back.
The most frequently discussed topic at the coffee table is……………….. the weather, so a blog about the weather couldn’t be missing. [Read more…]
merry christmas & happy new year!!!!
finally, finally December, almost the end of the year
In Leicester Christmas is already everywhere, coloured lights & Christmas trees in the streets and chirstmassy things in the shops. While in the Netherlands “Sinterklaas” not even left the country, which makes it for me a bit strange to have already a Christmas dinner on the first day of December. To give you an idea how it looks like over here, I’ve included some pictures.
Monday, 20th of June. Although it is the first day of the astronomical summer, by looking outside I see something completely different, 17oC and a bit rainy. Luckily the day after, a trip to the airport was planned…. [Read more…]
What does that mean, a chance? A chance of 1 in 5000 that something happens, is that small?
A small chance is also a chance, but it’s smaller than that:
- the Monster of Loch ness will be discovered (500-1)
- Elvis Presley being discovered alive (2000-1)
- getting born with an extra finger or toe (500-1)
So do we have to prepare us for that? [Read more…]