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In science, rejection can be a compliment

  Physics researcher Egor Babaev speaks from experience when he tells his students that rejection can sometimes be taken as a form of compliment. His most influential paper, published in 2003 on the subject of superconductivity, was initially turned down by a number of journals on the grounds that its conclusions couldn’t be possible in principle. It … Continue reading “In science, rejection can be a compliment”

Brain scientist studies herself after stroke

When she suffered a massive brain hemorrhage in 1996, Harvard-trained neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor became her own experimental subject. The mystical experience she describes as her brain’s language center “went offline” has become the subject of a best-selling book and one of the most watched TED Talks ever. On the Thursday webcast of Crosstalks, she … Continue reading “Brain scientist studies herself after stroke”

Unlocking the secrets of disease

Watch this video in which Mathias Uhlén takes us through the progress of genomics and proteomics toward an understanding of human biology. The Human Genome Project was an extraordinary milestone for science, but there’s a lot more work to be done in order to understand how the body works. Mathias Uhlén, professor of microbiology and … Continue reading “Unlocking the secrets of disease”

Sun, playlots and professor’s privilege

There are a lot of great reasons for working in Sweden, and the international researchers whom KTH is now recruiting globally will likely find even more. But here are some of my favorites. There are 13 assistant professorships open at KTH for international researchers. Moving to Stockholm to do research at KTH offers a lot of specific … Continue reading “Sun, playlots and professor’s privilege”