Entries by Olle Bergman

Science for babies, toddlers & kids: a reflection by Thomai Dion, writer of the Think-A-Lot-Tots books

Thomai Dion, who calls herself pharmacist, mom, author, artist and science communicator, believes it is never too early to start learning. Therefore she created the “Think-A-Lot-Tots” collection of educational children’s science books. Here she shares some reflections on her project. [The title Animal Cell is reviewed here.] It is within some of the most unanticipated […]


Ashmolean in Oxford produces videos about the history of mathematics

Oxford mathematics recently joined forces with the Ashmolean Museum to produce some excellent video essays on themes from the history of mathematics: Random Walks. In this interview, project leader Thomas Woolley offers a step-by-step protocol for other research museums to follow. In order to demonstrate “the history of mathematics and the mathematics of history” Oxford Mathematical Institute teamed up with the the […]

Advent calendars with science theme

Web based Advent calendars seem to become more and more popular, and they come in a multitude of flavors regarding themes, content and form. Here are some of the (more or less) science themed calendars of 2016. This is an active crowdsourcing page – please send suggestions to olle@bergman.com. General science 24 scientific takes on the holiday […]

The Colour Blue – an interdisciplinary symposium

A symposium on the topic of The Colour Blue – interdisciplinary, rather than multidisciplinary. This will be taking place on Saturday 19 November at the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution. Crastina had a chat with the project leader Robert Fosbury. “I was an IAS Fellow at the Durham Institute of Advanced Study in 2013 where I participated […]