Lego stay-at-home dad: a reflection on role and hidden bias

Few days ago, Lego Group presented some new figurines which depicted a father caring for an infant baby, along with the mother in an office outfit. The goal is to “mirror the world we live in today,” Lego says. I came across the news through one of the major Italian newspaper, La Repubblica. The title, translated […]

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Paula Eerola, coordinating Finnish physics research at CERN

I publish here my interview to Paula Eerola, which was originally published on the blog of our local network of women in science, Kumpula Women's Network. Since January 1st, 2016, the Helsinki Institute of Physics has a new appointed director, Prof. Paula Eerola from University of Helsinki. Paula is the 4th director of the Institute since its start of […]

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Science Slam Helsinki 2015: a triumph for Inverse Problems

Last November I attended a fun event here in Helsinki: a sort of mix between science and stand-up comedy called Science Slam Helsinki. A Science Slam is a form of science communication to general audience. Each scientist gives a short talk (10-15 mins) to popularise science. Often such events are held in non-academic places, like pubs. Science […]

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Mathematicians Go Hollywood


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Did you know that in 2008 a mathematician won an Academy Award? Do you know how to model realistic hair for animation movies or a bomb deflagrating for an action movie? Or you simply need some effective active contour segmentation method? All these questions have in common an effective, yet intuitive, mathematical framework: level set […]

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Women in Mathematics in Finland: Kirsi Peltonen

I am so excited to announce this upcoming event: the first lecture Women in Mathematics in Finland. I organised the seminar as national coordinator for European Women in Mathematics, since we discussed with the local members that we needed our local network to be more active. Visibility for women in mathematics is much needed in Finland, […]

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