Appreciation of Failure

After being numbed by the happiness of finally getting positive results in my nanotube synthesis experiments, I was dealt a blow when I repeated the experiment and my tubes refused to exist. Strangely, I felt a similar numbing feeling. Instead of being tinged with the disbelief of success, this numbing feeling was one that threatened … Continue reading Appreciation of Failure

Importance of inter-personal relations amongst members of the research group

This Sunday I had the chance to go karting with several of my research group members. Despite averaging second to last place for the races, I had a blast! Besides realizing that I quite like attempting to drift around corners at high speed, I found inspiration for this week's blog- the importance of inter-personal relations … Continue reading Importance of inter-personal relations amongst members of the research group

Hello. The emotional scientist here.

Hello and welcome! Recently, my PhD supervisor commented that my writing style for a review article was rather romantic. I appreciated her description and took it as a compliment that my style stood out amongst the others. Even so, I understood that my deemed romanticism, although allowing for an easy read, was to be toned down because scientific writing is expected to be fact-based and objective. This critique of my article set my thoughts in a rather confused direction....