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Why do women leave science?

There are many programs going on trying to lure more girls into studying engineering and physics (some good, some bad), which seems, at first sight, great; but sometimes I wonder. Shouldn’t we first make sure that the women who are … Continue reading

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The friendship algorithm and the leaky pipe

I have agonized a lot about why I have not found a good friend at my new institute. In all other social structures I have been in my life for longer than about a year, I have found a person … Continue reading

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How drinking alcohol does not help me to make friends

Physics is a male-dominated, competitive environments that is populated by many shy, socially clumsy people. Therefore, it is not surprising that alcohol plays a huge role in this field, like apparently in most of the hard sciences. When people from … Continue reading

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Minorities in hard sciences

I am always interested in hearing about minorities in the sciences, so I was happy to discover that there was an article on astro-ph on this topic. It is described for example here. However, this article really shocked me. It … Continue reading

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