• Top Tips Towards a PhD Offer

    Top Tips Towards a PhD Offer

    There are any ways to end up with a PhD positions, here are a few of my hints and tips from me. They are UK-centred and might contain more science flavours due to my own background, Note that these tips are based on personal experience and are (by far) not exhaustive. Use them at your […]

  • My Favourite Scientific Papers of 2020

    My Favourite Scientific Papers 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 […]

  • [GERMAN] Zur Berechnung der effektiven Reproduktionszahl in Österreich.

    [GERMAN] Zur Berechnung der effektiven Reproduktionszahl in Österreich.

    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 […]

  • Four tips that made our online conference a huge success.

    Four tips that made our online conference a huge success.

    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 […]

  • 8 Tips for the Start of your PhD

    8 Tips for the Start of your PhD

    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“. Note: […]