I recently read a blog post summarising a book about where new ideas come from.
Science seems to be about finding the rules behind a phenomenon. It doesn’t seek to answer why it is so, as that is a question that is more philosophical in nature. But in finding the rules, it could hold the clue of answering why.
Today we had a pretty heated discussion about publishing scientific work. Everyone pretty much had an opinion on this, including me.
Organising meetings can be fun.
A few days ago I was tasked with asking people what they would like to see in a group, relating to the topic area we are currently working in. Essentially I have to find what the members of the group have in common.
This time it will be about data analysis and statistics.
How do I make the middle-type work more exciting? Even if I broke it up into bite-sized chunks of days’ to a week’s worth of work, can I sustain an activity over several weeks to months?
Sometimes I wish I kept a diary when I was studying for my PhD.
I learnt so many things during those 5 years: some I’ve internalised, some I’m still learning, and the rest I’ve forgotten.
There’s a fairly famous quote, that goes along the lines of:
It’s the journey, not the destination.
I’m not sure of what to say about the middle, except it’s more of the same. Continue reading