SCOPE kicks off in Madrid

SCOPE held its kick-off meeting on January 13th at the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness (MINECO) in Madrid. Read more
  • The Post-Doc Problem 

    January 12, 2017

    What's in a name?

    Have you noticed that, after you have defended your thesis, after you have become a “PhD holder”, the epitome of an almost ten-year long, arduous, albeit exhilarating path, the rejoicing is short-lived? Very quickly, and with the exception of a handful of a happy few whose brilliance sets them on track to get immediate tenure, or of... Read more

  • Mars Analogues for Space Exploration (MASE) - Looking for answers about life on other planets 

    January 06, 2017

    It seems to be a question as old as civilization: are we alone in the universe? Greek philosophers postulated that if there was life on our home planet, then surely there had to be other habitable worlds. For centuries we lacked the technology to test this hypothesis, but in the 20th century, the famous experiment of Miller and Urey (Fig. 1) along with other... Read more

  • What is "Science Connect?" 

    December 19, 2016

    One of the most frequently asked questions I heard over the past three years when meeting colleagues or other science stakeholders was, “So what’s become of ESF?”
    Well… I’m delighted to say we’re alive and kicking! Read more