Too quiet

It's been quiet around here. A little too quiet. The first half of this year was a bit crazy. I tried to juggle increased travel and talks with teaching, research and student supervision. It was not always successful. I didn't quite realise how crazy it felt until I stopped. A week of quietness has helped replenish some rather depleted batteries! But teaching restarts next … Continue reading Too quiet

‘Train-food’ (The ten hundred word challenge)

Good science communication is hard. This handy guide from SMBC Comics helps distinguish the good from the bad. Jargon (that is, specialised or technical language) is a common problem in poor science communication. Randall Munroe, of xkcd and what if?, took the idea of cutting out jargon to the extreme. (If you haven't checked out either xkcd and what if?, go do … Continue reading ‘Train-food’ (The ten hundred word challenge)