Entries by Olle Bergman

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 help me and readers to use culturally and scientifically emanant curiosity to explore and think more about actual realities of […]

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 website as a communication platform. The Crastina theme of November–December 2017 is “the scientist’s personal website”. Nikola Vukovic (http://nikola.me/) is a […]

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 van Duin from The Online Scientist explains why in closer detail. The theme of Crastina in November/December […]

How to produce a stop-motion video about quantum computing

“What are quantum computers and how does playing games help physicist in cutting edge research?” This intriguing question was recently explained in a very elegant YouTube video published by ScienceAtHome.   Crastina got in touch for an interview with one of the creators: Janet Rafner, who is a physicist and scicommer, currently at Copenhagen University, Denmark. Hi Janet, […]

Crastina Column, June–July 2017: Being a proud intermediary

“I’m specialised in understanding three things: firstly the subject itself, and secondly the perspectives of the two groups that I serve, i.e. senders and receivers.” So says Fredrik Saarkoppel, Swedish freelance illustrator with many clients in academia and the tech industry. This post introduces our summer theme: “Working with the pros”. It was a very peculiar situation. I […]

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Darwinopterus settles in at Lapworth Museum of Geology in Birmingham

A pterosaur acting as your museum guide – that is the elegant setting of a promotional video from Lapworth Museum of Geology at the University of Birmingham. “Trying new ways of filming is all part of the process of learning what your perspective is,” says the producer, Jack Richardson, PhD researcher at the department of […]

Doodler and graphic recorder Dr. Jess Wade: “making art should be part of your lab report”

Jess Wade, postdoc in physics at Imperial Collage, has taken her personal doodling to the next level and become a graphic recorder. In this way, she can combine two of her passions – science communication and art. On Twitter, she lets the world know what lectures she has ben listening to. We got in touch with Jess for some personal reflections and […]