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Themes: Ceramics, Painting, Materials, Nature, Ethics, Philosophy, Science

About the blog: This amateur blog is primarily a playground for popular science writing. It aims at explaining published scientific papers, at sharing some insights of scientific research in a laboratory, but also at linking art and science in particular in pottery making. I also take the opportunity of this blog to share thoughts and reflexions relative to science, focusing on the place of women, ethics and safety.

Being not a native english speaker, I apologise in advance for grammar mistakes or inconsistencies. I chose to write in English because scientific terms are easier to share in English. It is also the langage mostly used in scientific communities.

About the blogger: I studied at the Ecole supérieure de Physique et de chimie Industrielles de la ville de Paris in France with a major in physical-chemistry, and materials science at ETH Zürich in Switzerland and Imperial College in London.  I recently defended my doctoral thesis at ETH and am continuing my investigations overseas. Professional webpage at: https://hortenseleferrand.wixsite.com/hortenseleferrand.


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“The first essential in chemistry is that thou should perform practical work and conduct experiments, for he who performs not practical work nor makes experiments will never attain to the least degree of mastery.”

Jābir ibn Hayyān (c.721 – c.815)