Switzerland is a very conservative place. However, it is also very modern, international, open minded. The culture of perfection and… Read more [She] May be a hundred different things
I was attending a conference when I found a box with stickers. I liked the idea. But then, that one… Read more Stereotypes: how can you be more wrong?
Oscilloscopes! I haven’t used oscilloscopes since what I feel is a century. In reality, maybe 4 years. What I mostly… Read more Tales of the lab: 4 Memories of junior years
Going to a synchrotron facility always feels like being a real scientist. Even after spending so many years in super… Read more Tales of the lab: 3 A day at the synchrotron
“I did not though it would be so hard. It works on paper, but when you try to make it,… Read more Tales of the lab: 2 Perseverance
Safety is certainly an issue in a chemistry department. It is fairly easy to protect oneself from direct contact with… Read more Turning our labs green?
I’ve spent so many years now in environments where women are not the predominant gender. Even though we were 50%… Read more Welcoming women in scientific labs: very little things.
Recently, I witnessed a drastic difference in the ambiance between a group predominantly composed of women and a group predominantly… Read more Scientific conferences: are we missing the point?
After the first surprise of such a shortcut, it is fair to realise that the concept of oxide is not… Read more Aluminium oxide is not aluminium!