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The Architecture of scientific discovery

November 11 2013 , Written by Wing-Fai Thi Published on #Architecture

In his essay “The Architecture of Happiness”, Alain de Botton explores how humans shape their surroundings to incorporate their desire of beauty, which ultimately leads to happiness. This begs the question: what would be the best architecture for an astronomical...

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Is the show “The Big Bang theory” good or bad for the public’s perception of astronomers?

November 10 2013 , Written by Wing-Fai Thi

Socially, scientists are like the general population. A few may lack general social skills, other may be particularly outgoing but most of them are just plain “normal”. Sitcoms are designed to exaggerate contrasting personalities to create easy comic...

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Giving a scientific oral presentation: a pleasure or an ordeal?

November 10 2013 , Written by Wing-Fai Thi

This is my first blog and I suppose that I should expose my motivations. This blog will essentially focus on my personal account of a scientist’s daily life in the fascinating field of Astronomy and Astrophysics. I will avoid as much as possible actual...

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