Literature can be quite a solitary hobby. However, I’ve had a few people in my life who really shaped my interest in literature, by challenging my reading or by showing me new genres. And because I study literature and devote my life to it, they haven’t just helped shape this hobby, they have shaped my … Continue reading Featured in Francine’s blog: BOOKSIEN
We build a box to unsuccessfully explain quantum physics.
Het is bijna sinterklaastijd en traditiegetrouw komt mijn familie bij elkaar om lootjes te trekken. Traditiegetrouw ontstaat er ook altijd een discussie tussen de wetenschappers: mijn broer en ik en de alfa's: mijn ouders. Dit keer bespraken we het altijd interessante driedeurenprobleem. Een kandidaat in een gameshow krijgt drie deuren te zien waarvan één leidt … Continue reading Vijftig procent
Dutch below! Imagine you are Andre Geim and you've just finished your paper. You did the research alone and you are glad you are done with it. But when you put your name on it, you realise that you wrote 'we' instead of 'I' in the whole article. What do you do? Precisely. You put … Continue reading Nobel Hamster
It was my birthday and as a present my mates from the UK came to visit. Luckily, I could introduce them to my new hobby, because there was a sword fighting demonstration in a park very close to my home. To treat my friends at the sword fight club and my English buddies, I tried to make … Continue reading Swords and Swamps
Science is like cooking, but I’m not particularly good at it. That’s fine. It wasn’t easy, but I have accepted it. My experiences in the lab were short and bittersweet. There were nice people and the topics were extremely interesting. I can talk for hours about mass spectrometry imaging and electron microscopy. But as my … Continue reading Saucy Sassy Science
Since almost half a year I am a real-life version of Linguini, the failed chef from Ratatouille, with my own Remy and Emile. The only differences are: 1. I am female. 2. my **three** rats are called Minimus, Medimus and Maximus and 3. my rats are not allowed in my kitchen. Not because they cause … Continue reading Real-life Ratatouille