Good morning, Wednesday!
I must admit I always get a little bit nervous before I'm talking to teachers, since I have such a great respect for the job that they do, and the knowledge they possess; when it comes to "old" physics teachers I'm certain that I have almost nothing "to bring to the table" (except my very own research, which I'm probably the best at...). So when I'm giving talks to these people it always feels a little bit like I'm back in high-school, and that this is my final, oral exam 😉
Since I wrote about what to wear as a female scientist I got all kinds of reactions: From those who thought this was way over the top, and that I have now "stretched my pink bubblegum too far", to those who didn't see any issues with this what so ever, to those who want to wear something (like dresses or high heels) but has actually been ridiculed for being too feminine, thus not serious enough.
I felt like being ultra feminine this day, and I was certain I had to wear either a dress or a skirt. I ended up with this yellow, high waisted skirt from H&M, and a knitted top from KOOKAÏ (love the length of the arms - perfect for occasions inside at this time of the year). The plan was to change into heels for the evening, and just wear the sneakers at the university during the day, but I ended up feeling the outfit was actually perfect with the all white sneakers this day - a little bit more towards cute and fun 😉
EDIT: This is not what I think every woman/female scientist should do. If you're comfortable in jeans, sneakers and a t-shirt, that's GREAT; but this is for those who love heels and dresses and accessories, and feel that they can't "be themselves" if they want to be taken seriously 🙂
- Nanoparticles are weird and I accidentally made a bomb and electrocuted myself.
- Inpatients with schizophrenia are happier and socialize more in the context of a music listening group. It was obvious before we began the project and we learned nothing.
- Little things stick together. Here's a slightly easier way to calculate their stickiness.
- This protein looks like it might contribute to asthma. Oh, turns out it probably doesn't.
- Two proteins touch each other in a specific place in the developing heart. No idea if it's important for anything.
- People sometimes think about animals as if they're people. People like those animals a little more than regular animals. Except when they don't. I can't believe they gave me a PhD.
- Sand washes away, don't build important stuff on it.
Jonathan: "All models are wrong, but at least now we can confirm they are wrong much faster"
Veronica: "Can electrons surf on an electric wave? Yes"
Kyrre: "How many sparks do we see when we push ridiculously strong micro waves through thin vacuum tubes? (And how do they work?)"
Thorium is a nice thing for a nuclear fuel, but you get the f****** uranium-232 from it, and it makes everything s***. Now we kind of know a little bit more about it. Which is just sort of true.
Today I've been busy all day - doing close to no actual research (#phdlife 😛 ).
- smoking 20 cigarettes a day: 2370 days (6.5 years)
- being 20% overweight: 985 days (2.7 years)
- alcohol consumption (US average): 1 year
- mining and quarrying: 328 days
- construction accidents: 227 days
- car accidents: 207 days
- home accidents: 74 days
- receiving a dose of 10 milli Sievert per year, every year for 47 years: 51 days
- natural hazards (earthquakes, floods): 7 days
Happy Monday everyone!
As I’ve promised; here are some pictures from Lucia and David’s wedding in Toledo – including my choice of outfit, of course 😀