Thanks to my colleague Jerry Battista from the University of Western Ontario, understanding the basic MR pulse sequence (a not so obvious topic especially if you
An interesting resource for PhDs, postdocs and early career researchers
I recently came across the following document by Professor Alan M Johnson, which appears to be distributed freely by Elsevier and entitled “Charting a Course for a
The status of science… 450 years after Galileo!
“A quarter of American adults do not know that the Earth goes round the sun. Half think that antibiotics kill viruses and almost as many
The failure of an education system is happening when…
The majority of young adults think astrology is a science – UPI.com
The tyranny of the top science journals?
Are journals like Science, Nature and the like giving too much importance to themselves to the point of distorting the scientific process? A Nobel prize
Carl Sagan’s Cosmos documentary available
Just recently rediscovered the must see documentary Cosmos: 13 episodes of 1 hour each, all available for free here. “The nitrogen in our DNA, the
Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in Scientific Writing
Want to get better and more effective at writing scientific manuscripts? Stanford is hosting a free MOOC course on the topic. The content look very
Are you at an exciting phase of your thesis project?
If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it? – Albert Einstein How do you know for
Laptop multitasking hinders classroom learning…
With the start of the a new semester approaching fast, here is an interesting study on the effect of laptop in university classroom both on
Practice, practice, practice
“Practice is the best of all instructors” Publilius Syrus (Roman author, 1st century B.C.) Back from the AAPM scientific meeting, and kudos’ to the organizers
Big week at the 2013 AAPM meeting
Our group is well represented at this year AAPM meeting. 2 Faculty and 7 graduate students for a total of 11 oral presentations and 2
The best job is …
Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. Confucius My two teenagers have started their summer
Writing Your First Scientific Paper, Part I: The “Data/Story Flow”
You’ve been working hard, around the clock to get all the data out. You might even have submitted an abstract about your current to the
Journal Impact Factor: why you should not care… too much
I have been publishing scientific manuscripts for the past 22 years. My educated comments with regard to journal impact factor has always been the same
Has the Canadian Government declared war on science?
A post by John Dupuis on Science Blogs seems to think so and it started over 7 years ago: The Canadian War on Science: A long,