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Issue 3 News

Talk to us!

As part of our short summer break, instead of bringing you a shiny new story, we want to share some information on our S3 alumni survey. So strap on your seatbelts and get ready for some stats!

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Academic Life Issue 3 PhD Presenting Alumni

Nikolina Sostaric: “A PhD is not worth your (mental) health”

Hi, Nikolina, and welcome to our Presenting Alumni session. As it was time to talk to a PhD student, whom better to choose than a long-standing alumna. For those who don’t know, Nikolina has participated in the school five times, and this year would have been her sixth!

But before we dwell into more details, let’s get to know you…

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DIY Science Issue 2

DIY: Soap bubble cyclones

Credit: University of Bordeaux

Bubbles are generally fun to make and play with, but did you know you could witness some interesting physics by heating one up? You can watch mini cyclones form and dissolve. Try simulating a hurricane on a bubble in your kitchen!

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Issue 2 Understanding Science

Terraforming Mars

Credit: shaulliv, Flickr.

You’ve probably heard of terraforming, be it in a game, a movie or Elon Musk’s Twitter feed. Even if not, you’re almost certainly aware of all the buzz around Mars and our plans of colonizing it. The feat of modifying an entire planet to better suit our needs would be as taxing as it sounds, but it has become the topic of serious scientific discussion.

So, could we really do it? And how?

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Academic Life BSc Issue 2 Presenting Alumni

Lajos Palanki: The way you approach a problem is more important than the solution itself

Hello, Lajos! Thank you for joining us in our series of interviews. We decided to talk to you because you were one of the foreign participants of the Summer School. Moreover, you decided to continue your education outside of your home country. In your case, you are studying in the UK, but you’re from Hungary.

Let’s first get to know you a bit more…

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Issue 2 News

Taking a look at the Znanstvenik u meni finale

Although we had to cancel the Summer School this year, we haven’t been slacking off. In fact, June was quite eventful for us here at EVO.

Besides launching this blog and our alumni newsletter, the finale of our science communication competition, Znanstvenik u meni, was held at Infinum HQ in Zagreb on the 13th of June. Interested?

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DIY Science Issue 1

DIY: Lava Lamp

Have you ever seen a lava lamp? Although it might seem complicated, the principle behind it is beautifully simple. Like everything else in science 😉

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Issue 1 Science Shoutout

The Model Thinker

“All models are wrong, but some are useful.”

George Box, one of the greatest mathematicians of the 20th century
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Issue 1 Understanding Science

How does privacy-protecting exposure tracking make sense?

I know you’re all sick of hearing about coronavirus, but hear me out: this is great news. A new update to iOS and Android has introduced coronavirus contact tracing. 

It’s a genius way to help solve one of today’s most pressing issues in a privacy-protecting and efficient manner. Contact tracing in iOS and Android works in a way that lets epidemiologists alert people when they might have been exposed to SARS-CoV-2 and tell them to self-isolate, all without anybody knowing who you were with, what you were doing, and where. 

If that sounds too good to be true, get ready for some computer science.

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Academic Life Issue 1 PI Presenting Alumni

Anamarija Stafa: Developing love for science without knowing it

Hi, Anamarija, thank you for joining us today for our first session of Presenting Alumni. We are very happy to have you here as our long-standing Alumna. You were our first pick as someone who had a part of their career path abroad, but returned to Croatia in the end.

But first, let’s break the ice by sharing your scientific baby steps…