This certainly was a year like no other. With all its few ups and many downs, at least it got me back into reading. I was an extremely avid reader during my childhood, but in recent times I only finished a handful of books each year. Luckily, this has drastically changed in 2020 and it… Continue reading Books of 2020
Just as I summarise my favourite books of 2020 I also want to highlight some excellent scientific papers I read this year. Some might have been published earlier than 2020, some of them are peer-reviewed, some of them come from Arxiv. The five papers I have selected cover various levels of technicality, but all are… Continue reading My Favourite Scientific Papers of 2020
Was ist die effektive Reproduktionszahl? Nach fast einem Jahr Pandemie hat ein breiter Teil der Bevölkerung Grundkenntnisse der Epidemiologie erlangt. Dabei ist die effektive Reproduktionszahl (R) eine besonders bei Politikerinnen und Politikern beliebte und leicht interpretierbare Kennzahl. Sie gibt an, wie viele Personen durchschnittlich von einer Infizierten angesteckt werden. Liegt R beispielsweise bei 1,5 so… Continue reading [GERMAN] Zur Berechnung der effektiven Reproduktionszahl in Österreich.
In 2020 I co-founded the Piscopia Initiative to encourage women and non-binary participation in mathematical postgraduate research. We were planning a big two day conference in Edinburgh for September 2020, but like everyone else we had to move it online. I want to share my personal four most important learnings that made our online conference… Continue reading Four tips that made our online conference a huge success.
The start of a PhD can be daunting, but luckily you are not alone! Here are 8 Tips to get you going! These tips are focused on mathematical research, but most of them will apply to a variety of disciplines. For more great tips and insights check out some Twitter accounts like "PhD Diaries". Get… Continue reading 8 Tips for the Start of your PhD