Archive: October, 2007

Change of e-mail address

As the University of Queensland is changing its email system, please cease to use my old e-mail address and use my new Oxford address peter.rohde(AT)

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2007 IgNobel prizes

It’s everybody’s favorite time of year again – the IgNobel prizes. This year the awards go to: MEDICINE: “Sword Swallowing and Its Side Effects.” PHYSICS: for studying how sheets become wrinkled. BIOLOGY: for doing a census of all the mites, insects, spiders, pseudoscorpions, crustaceans, bacteria, algae, ferns and fungi with whom we share our beds […]

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Scientific communication in the 21st century

You can read my guest contribution to Michael Nielsen’s blog here. This short article discusses some ideas on how to improve scientific communication so as to utilize the plethora of new possibilities presented by computers and the internet.

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Radical, you think?

Today I was reading the Haaretz, one of Israel’s larger newspapers. The head banner advertised this book. When I followed the link to see what the book was about the linked site pointed out that the book had been banned from advertising with Google and deleted from Amazon. Naturally this intrigued me, so I delved […]

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