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Mind over Matter – episode 14 – with Prof. Margarete Jahrmann & Prof. Stefan Glasauer

  In episode 14, we speak about artistic research, experiments as games and going from art to science and back. It is a dual interview this time, featuring both the artist (Prof. Margarete Jahrmann, Zurich University of Arts) and the scientist... Continue Reading →

Mind over Matter – episode 13 – Practising omniscience with Dr. Guillaume Dumas (Institut Pasteur)

  In episode 13, I am speaking with Dr. Guillame Dumas (Institut Pasteur). Or, to be more precise, I am growing more awe-inspired by the minute, as Dr. Dumas elaborates on his many pursuits.   Organizing an independent research association, studying... Continue Reading →

Mind over Matter – episode 12 – thinking deeper with Dr. Kimberly Stachenfeld (Google DeepMind)

  Dr. Kimberly Stachenfeld is a research scientist at Google DeepMind. Having done her PhD on reinforcement learning in the hippocampus with Prof. Matthew Botvinick at Princeton, she joined DeepMind, where she continues her academic work along with industry projects. There... Continue Reading →

Should we all be feminists?

  Once I thought it might be nice to write something for the Women’s day, I was faced with a conundrum. What is there left to say that has not been said in the last 2 years since the #MeToo... Continue Reading →

Working with soldiers

I let my eyes wander along the front gate. The entrance to the University campus is closed and guarded. A sign reads ‘Military Security Area – Attention firearms use’. The atmosphere is freezing and the place seems empty. A grim-looking... Continue Reading →

Event Brief: IBM Open AI Summit, 26.09.18

It is rare that private companies, especially such behemoths as the IBM, open its highly secured revolving doors (and elevators, and conference rooms, and yes, it does feel like every broom storage is protected better than any number of University... Continue Reading →

Event Brief: Another take on the International Congress of Neuroethology, 15-20 July 2018

On the neuroethological diversity of species By Martin Spacek Edited by Kate Sytnik Why do we study particular animal species? The typical answer to this question is simple: convenience. A handful of species have emerged as those predominantly used in... Continue Reading →

SciKit: Key Scientific Design Lessons from the inPharma Workshop with Dr. Verena Resch, Part I

This year the enterprising inPharma organization committee made extra effort to turn the annual one day gathering into a two-day event. Theory was followed by practice this time. On Wednesday, the attendees enjoyed a symposium and on Thursday, September 6th,... Continue Reading →

Event brief : InPharma Case interview workshop

I'm hoping to finish my PhD in a year (okay, it may take longer) and was looking at career options. One of the options was Management Consulting and the hiring process for such a role involves something called "Case interviews".... Continue Reading →

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