Academic Life Issue 9 PI Presenting Alumni

Fran Supek: “I always try to cook up new ideas, otherwise it gets boring!”

Today, it is my pleasure to present an interview with a long-standing alumnus – Fran Supek. Fran was part of S3 for several years, as a project leader and as organizer of the School, and is now an aspiring group leader researching genome biology in Barcelona. So, let’s get to know our S3 PI!

Issue 9 Understanding Science

What’s a number?

Three is a number, right? So are pi, the square root of two or i. But mathematics is all about abstraction, so how do we abstract the concept of a number? How do we properly define numbers?

Issue 9 Science Shoutout

The fall of the giants

People often ask, “What is the single most important environmental/population problem facing the world today?” A flip answer would be, “The single most important problem is our misguided focus on identifying the single most important problem!”

Jared Diamond
Issue 9 Study Abroad

International college admissions – an overview

In this post, we’ll go through all the posts in the Study Abroad section so far, looking at the admissions for Canada, France, Belgium, the UK, the US, and Germany. We’ll compare the various systems, deadlines, and requirements.