Who has the right to call themselves an author?
Being the author of a scientific work entails both a merit and a responsibility. But it is not self-evident who it is that deserves this merit and how the responsibility should be allocated – these are issues that attract increased focus when the author lists of scientific works become longer.
Record-breakingly young PhD studies how children learn mathematics
Stefan Buijsman has always thought faster than others, and received a doctorate in philosophy of mathematics at only 20 years of age. He is now considering subjects from what mathematics actually is, to how children learn mathematics, and what artificial intelligence entails for us all.
Stina Börchers new blogger in Curie
She blogs about why and how scientists should use social media för science communication. Stina Börchers is a PhD student at the University of Gothenburg and is working on the neuroscience of feeding behavior and energy expenditure. In her spare time she likes to take long walks to explore Sweden´s nature and cities.
Much longed-for cash injection to research infrastructure
For several years, research infrastructure has been short of funds. It was even uncertain whether the Swedish Research Council could carry out the next planned call. But the Government recently announced that it will inject an additional 1.3 billion SEK to the budget for infrastructure over three years, as part of a major investment in research.
NASA method discovers new subjects in rock paintings
New technology may lead to earlier research findings being re-evaluated. New subjects are emerging from faded rock paintings on a rock face on Hisingen – thanks to a digital imaging program from NASA. This throws new light on both the interpretation and the dating.
Chasing quick results
The need to quickly increase knowledge about the corona pandemic has led to a tidal wave of new research findings, which are published without first having been reviewed by other researchers. They are known as ‘preprints’, and make it possible to quickly share and partake of results, but they also increase the risk of errors being spread.