Italian women in science who made us proud in 2014

2014 was a good year for women in science, especially in mathematics, since for the very first time the Iranian mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani was awarded with the Fields medal. I would like to move the spotlight on two Italian women who achieved great things in 2014. Samantha Cristoforetti Engineer, air force captain, but mostly astronaut! She is […]

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What if getting cancer is mostly about bad luck?

Few days ago, Science published a groundbreaking research by Tomasetti and Vogelstein from Johns Hopkins University, hinting how getting cancer is significantly a matter of bad luck (*). The authors focus on stem cells and their divisions, and by applying some statistics, show that there is a strong correlation between such repeated process and the development of cancer. […]

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Transmission eigenvalues: promising for applications? (part II)


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I have been working with transmission eigenvalues for the past 2 years, before turning to sparse tomography. If you do not know what I am talking about, read this brief introduction first. A breakthrough in such field was reached when the question whether transmission eigenvalues and non-scattering energies coincide or not (*) was solved. The […]

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The book that will improve your presentations

How many times have you been sitting among the audience of some conference, regretting you did not take anything to read? Or blaming yourself for not having charged your laptop the night before? Surely, one too many. Unfortunately good presenting skills do not belong to the standard professional package of a scientist. Many thinks it is not so […]

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