Category Archives: Women in science

For all brave and tired parents out there

The reactions on Twitter to my post here from yesterday were unexpected, funny and heartwarming. (Also: scary.) I put some of them together on Storify to share. (If anyone can tell me how to embed this better/prettier, please do!) Storify … Continue reading

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You make it look possible

After my younger son was born earlier this year, I was at home for 11 weeks before I went back to work. He stayed with my mother for a bit before he could start nursery at three months. Two weeks … Continue reading

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Maxine Clarke

I learned only now, via Twitter, that Maxine Clarke has died. Maxine was kind of the reason I started blogging. Back in 2008 I rather suddenly – and unexpectedly – found myself having been made the editor-in-chief of a small … Continue reading

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My mother always told me

There’s been a good discussion on my last post about the term “Manpower” – thanks to all who actively participated, here and on other channels. It has been fascinating to see that the suggestion of such a small adjustment as … Continue reading

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Manpower

I was a bit puzzled by that word the first few times I heard it in the context of my work, in conjunction with the European XFEL construction project. While recovering from the impact – after all, I had spent … Continue reading

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If women are in science, and science is in the Antarctic, then women belong there

I remember that, as a grad student, I always listened up when I came across a prominent female researcher in marine science – there just weren’t (and still aren’t) that many of them… and I think I needed a role … Continue reading

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What will I write for Ada Lovelace Day?

A few weeks ago I signed up for Ada Lovelace Day, which happens tomorrow, on 24th of March – here’s the info from the website: Ada Lovelace Day is an international day of blogging (videologging, podcasting, comic drawing etc.!) to … Continue reading

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“You’re always at work now, mommy!”

…my son said this morning while I was frantically rushing around to get dressed, pack my lunch, throw the laptop in my bag and grab my charged mobile phone, and run out of the door to catch the bus at … Continue reading

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I couldn’t help noticing

So this is the end of my first full week in my new job at the European XFEL. Commuting every morning from lovely small-town Lueneburg, I am adjusting – rushing to get the connection, jockeying for that key position at … Continue reading

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Facing the dragon

So, this is it: my husband is back from his recent last trip to the Antarctic – this was the additional last stint after the last stint before that. After we moved to Germany last spring, he was here for … Continue reading

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