I couldn´t help feeling a little disillusioned about getting ahead in science. It seems that networking, having the right friends, is important wherever you go, in any field. And it sometimes results in being the final factor beyond qualification and ability. Professors get authorship in more publications just because they form a collaboration with some people even though they actually haven´t done any of the work for that study. The scientific community isn´t deviod of human nature. I don´t know what made me expect it to be. It will be a challenge to be in it without falling in line with these kinds of shortcuts. Let´s see what the following years throw my way.
29/11/2009 Hello everyone 🙂 It’s a Sunday. Four degrees celsius as I write, and cloudy. A bunch of us friends are going to the German market today on Princes Street. It’s ‘the place’ to be this weekend. It’s supposed to be prettily decorated and fun events happen there. Last evening, two of us went to … [Read more…]