Not You

On December 27, 2019 by anon

Content Warning: Although the story is fictional, the following post is focused on the very real experience of Impostor Syndrome and anxiety that many live with every day   11:07 PM. The coffee isn’t warm anymore and it’s definitely not strong enough. Should have picked up RedBull on the way […]

Neutrinos (Part 2): Overview of the standard model.

On November 7, 2019 by anon

The standard model of elementary particles displays all the elementary particles that have been discovered till date, this post deals with how the particles are placed in the standard model and how these particles are related to each other. What are elementary particles? Elementary particles are the smallest physical entities […]

World mental health day

On October 10, 2019 by Avnee Veena

  On this year’s world mental health day, let us address the issue of anxiety and depression in academia. Just a simple google search on “depression in academia” will lead to several results, including from famous blogs and journals like Nature, Lindau Nobel Laureate meetings etc. In many countries, including […]

Neutrinos (Part 1): Sneaking into Beta decay

On September 18, 2019 by anon

  Radioactivity was a popular topic of discussion during the early 20th century, scientists wanted to understand this mysterious phenomenon where elements would spontaneously decay into other elements by releasing an electron or a positron (anti-electron). Most of the elements which behaved in this peculiar manner are heavy isotopes of […]

Talk: Mathematics and other career paths.

On September 3, 2019 by Vishnupriya

16th February, 2019: At Belpahar English Medium School (Belpahar, India), a talk titled “Mathematics and other career paths” was organized. The purpose of this talk was to expose students of grade 11-science stream (age 16-17) to the various career paths available, especially encouraging them to pursue the pure sciences. The […]

Zen And The Art Of Bat-Catching

On August 28, 2019 by anon

Our patience was wearing thin. It had rained steadily for three days straight and we had less than a month to get our experiment done. The was no time to waste; we had to go in. I learned quickly that nobody in La Selva took any special precautions against the […]