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Sanli Sanli 14 May 2010

Research cartels will abolish genuine science

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Posted in Ethics, Presentations quality, Research and education

Ever-increasing competition for unfairly limited funding is backfiring. Territorial allocations and research topic fixing is hurting the creativity of researchers and specially demotivating the younger generation.

The title of this post may sound too provocative, but let me quote three dialogs, which I have witnessed in the last six months, to show how real this threat is. You may have heard such conversations as well.

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Ad Lagendijk Ad Lagendijk 7 March 2010

Making good pdf files with MS Word

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Posted in Technical (ms word, tex), Tips

Office document or (La)Tex
Creating a pdf file
Additional requirements
Bookmark generation with MS Word
Save to PDF
Show your tree
Skip numbered entries
Different numbering of the same level
Thinning your pdf file
Fast web view
Bookmarks with Latex
Example pdf files
Recap

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Otto Muskens Otto Muskens 24 December 2009

Starting up a research group: the first year

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Posted in Research and education, Tips

Some time ago I described my first steps in setting up a research group at a UK university. After one year it is time to evaluate some of the developments made so far. In general, I am quite happy with the progress. Certainly it has not been a very high-flying year scientifically. However, when you can forget for a moment the pressure to deliver, running your own little research group is actually very much fun. I will point out some aspects which have been particularly important this year.

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Ad Lagendijk Ad Lagendijk 26 May 2009

Who is the owner of scientific equipment?

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Posted in Ethics

The United States is the premier example of a country where people move, and indeed move all over the country, if by doing so they get a better job. This professional mobility also applies to scientists. The country has invented a lot of mechanisms to ease these relocations.

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