Monthly Archives: September 2010

Biology versus Bigotry

This week’s THE  features several articles associated with women in academia, including a further review of Delusions of Gender to add to those I mentioned earlier here .  This review, unlike some of the others I mentioned previously, seems well-argued … Continue reading

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Physics of Living Matter – More Thoughts on Interdisciplinary Working

Over the next couple of days I’ll be at the annual Physics of Living Matter conference.  This is the 5th annual conference in Cambridge, and they have become a very firm fixture in many of our calendars. They serve to … Continue reading

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Am I having an Impact?

The scientific community is fairly sensitised to the word ‘impact’ by now, and many of us will have written Pathways to Impact Statements, and read some too. I sit on the REF Physics Pilot panel, so I have seen a … Continue reading

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'Every Other Thursday' – Do Support Groups Support?

Every Other Thursday is a book about a woman’s self help group in California, which has attempted to address the problem of where academic women might find support. Founded on the precepts of radical psychiatry, the group gathers every other … Continue reading

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Obnoxious Physicists?

xkcd takes a sardonic view of interdisciplinary science I am sure readers of this blog do not tackle their science in this way, or think about their pet biological system as a ‘spherical cow’!  Thanks to Matthew and Owen for … Continue reading

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