Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Night Post from Florence - Science Nutshell

It's just some late night words from Florence, where I am attending a huge conference.

Scientists tend to be funny. At least they try hard - to be or not to be. Fake moustaches on parties in fancy locations ("do you remember back in Florence 2006... with the beards... those were the days..."), stiff socializing during the coffee breaks and harsh competition at the cold buffet.
Then, in between the conferences, they do some more or less sophisticated research. The better you are, the easier you get pizza at the buffet, and the bigger your fake beard at the party.

Forget interest and enthusiasm; that's the real reason why you try to be good in the science community.

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