How can a scientist benefit from doing music on the side?

The worlds of science and music interconnect at many levels. It can be about the physical principles that make instruments able to produce a melody or a rhythm. Or it can be about complex neurophysiological theories on why we need music in…

Darwin Day celebrated to promote public understanding of evolution

Darwin Day is celebrated on 12th February to commemorate Charles Darwin, the father of evolutionary theory, on his birthday anniversary. The celebrations honor the discovery and intellectual bravery of Darwin, and are meant as acclamation…

Randy McIntosh, neuroscientist: “I see parallels between the process of discovery in science and musical improvisation”

For Randy McIntosh, Scientist at Baycrest's Rotman Research Institute and Professor at the Department of Psychology, University of Toronto, music is both a passion as well as something that supports his intellectual work as a scientist. ”Music…

Clear storyline & stick figures won the Swedish Forskar Grand Prix competition

Forskar Grand Prix is a yearly event in Sweden where researchers are challenged to present their research in four minutes. To be a winner, your talk should be “captivating, inspiring and educational”. Peter Ueda from Karolinska Institutet…

John Hinton: ”The science of music, and the music of science”

“Writing and performing science songs is the niche field in which I’ve carved out something of a profession over the past decade,” says John Hinton, theatre practitioner, science communicator, and the creator of Ensonglopedia of Science,…

Brandon Johnson: “This is how prospective students get a first impression of me and my work”.

Planetary Scientist. Impact Craters. Hydrocodes. But what is this?! Learn more about Brandon Johnson’s research and interests in his mesmerizing personal website. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth, Environmental…

Rahim Munir: ”There are multiple gains with having a personal website”

“My exposure to juxtaposition cultures, from Korea to Saudi Arabia, have shaped me into a vibrant, adaptable and tolerant personality,” writes Rahim Munir, PhD student at KAUST on his personal website. Rahim continues: “This blog will…

Stephanie Halmhofer: “A website is an awesome opportunity to highlight yourself and promote your ‘brand’”

Stephanie Halmhofer, osteoarchaeologist from Canada, runs the personal website Bones, Stones and Books. Sophia Junker from Crastina reached out to ask her about her motivation, tips for people who want to start a personal site and most importantly…

Nikola Vukovic, Aarhus Uni: “My website helps me keep a consistent professional profile online”

”Having a personal website allows you to create a unified platform to integrate all your various identities,” says Nikola Vukovic, postdoc at Aarhus University in Denmark. This month, Crastina is reaching out to scientists who uses a personal…

The Crastina Column: Why you A-B-S-O-L-U-T-E-L-Y need a personal website as a scientist

Being a scientist means that you need to promote yourself as skilled and influential individual in your professional field. Accordingly, a personal website seems to be an obvious tool for a science or tech person with great ambitions. Here Stephan…

Crastina – the new wave of communicators of science

Crastina is a platform for the exchange of experience, knowledge and inspiration regarding both scientific peer-to-peer communication and science dissemination

  • What? An international network of (mostly young) people who love to communicate science & tech.
  • Why? We think science needs to be communicated with more passion and professionalism.
  • Where? On our website with interviews & resources + on social media + on Skype and IRL.
  • Who? A content group (the Crew), a think tank (the Academy), + lots of friends & contacts.
  • When? Right now – as a matter of fact, we’ve just geared up.