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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Women network in Kumpula

Last Monday the first lunch meeting of women researchers in Kumpulan Kampus took place. The meeting was an attempt by Prof. Hanna Vehkamäki and myself to start a network of women researchers in Kumpulan Kampus. There is an existing association of women researchers in Helsinki called Helsingin tutkijanaiset ry (The Helsinki Association of Women Researchers) and […]

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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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