In Experiments We Trust: From Intuit to Harrah’s Casinos Regular readers of MIT Sloan Management Review will recognize the name Gary Loveman. Loveman earned a Ph.D. in economics at MIT and went on to become CEO, president, and chairman of Caesars Entertainment, owner of Harrah's casinos and other resorts worldwide. In MIT circles, Loveman is famous for saying that while theft is a firing offense at Caesars, so too is running an experiment without a control group. (See our conversation from last April with MIT Sloan's Erik Brynjolfsson, “The 4 Ways IT is Driving Innovation.”) In a new interview with MIT Sloan’s Michael Schrage for Technology Review, Loveman talks about the company’s continued focuses on data analysis and small-scale testing that can scale into company-wide initiatives. Two key questions and answers excerpted from the interview: What makes so many executives prefer to rely on their experience and analysis over simple experiments? And yet, this "no brainer" is tricky business. Why?
Survival Tips for PhD Students | Scientific Malaysian Magazine by Juliana Ariffin Everyone starts graduate school for different reasons. Some may have always had a passion for science, others are determined to push the boundaries of human knowledge and discover their inner Einstein. You may even be a bit of an idealist and desire to improve human destiny even if you have to sacrifice yourself, ala Marie Curie. Or maybe you are a go-getter and you think a PhD is your stepping stone to a better future. For many, it will be combination of all the above. However, the journey through a PhD is hardly ever a straight and narrow road. Survival Tip #1: Choose a supervisor you get along with. One thing to be very careful about when starting a PhD is to choose a lab with a suitable supervisor for you. So before you commit to a lab, attend seminars by the supervisor you are aiming to work with, and talk to their current and former students. Survival Tip #2: Choose a project you are excited about, but make sure you have options! Survival Tip #6 Networking
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howtoresearch.pdf neuroscientistnews.com The Coronavirus Pandemic Article On December 31, 2019, the first cases of a novel coronavirus were identified in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. Here, we curate a collection of news and content related to what has become the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more The Coronavirus Pandemic Article On December 31, 2019, the first cases of a novel coronavirus were identified in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China.
Understanding Science: An overview To understand what science is, just look around you. What do you see? Perhaps, your hand on the mouse, a computer screen, papers, ballpoint pens, the family cat, the sun shining through the window …. Science is, in one sense, our knowledge of all that — all the stuff that is in the universe: from the tiniest subatomic particles in a single atom of the metal in your computer's circuits, to the nuclear reactions that formed the immense ball of gas that is our sun, to the complex chemical interactions and electrical fluctuations within your own body that allow you to read and understand these words. But just as importantly, science is also a reliable process by which we learn about all that stuff in the universe.
Protocol Online - Your lab's reference book 2 April 2009 - Robot scientist becomes first machine to discover new scientific knowledge Related links External links Share this page: Sets a cookie 2 April 2009 Scientists funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) have created a Robot Scientist which the researchers believe is the first machine to have independently discovered new scientific knowledge. Prof Ross King, who led the research at Aberystwyth University, said: "Ultimately we hope to have teams of human and robot scientists working together in laboratories". The scientists at Aberystwyth University and the University of Cambridge designed Adam to carry out each stage of the scientific process automatically without the need for further human intervention. "Because biological organisms are so complex it is important that the details of biological experiments are recorded in great detail. Using artificial intelligence, Adam hypothesised that certain genes in baker’s yeast code for specific enzymes which catalyse biochemical reactions in yeast. Images Professor Ross King(343KB)
Home - Advancements in Science Download | Open Logic Project We regularly compile the files in the repository into PDFs. If you’d just like to see what is there, you can find them at our builds site. There are PDFs of every section, chapter, and part, but the most interesting files are: Sample Logic Text, a textbook selected and remixed from the mature material in the Open Logic repository.Open Logic Text, Complete Clean Version, one big PDF of all the material is available, including experimental parts.Open Logic Text, Debug Version, with additional markup to identify source files and OLT-specific commands. The complete source code of the Open Logic Text is hosted on GitHub. To download the source code, you should go to the GitHub repository page. To compile the source code into a PDF yourself, you need LaTeX.
How to make your scientific posters stand out What can you do to make your poster draw the attention of busy, and quite possibly exhausted, researchers above the others? Use simple design techniques to enhance visibility and readability Big, clear images and figures First, don't try and put in too many figures or images. Split the layout into columns Columns make the lines shorter and, therefore, easier to read. Consider where the most important findings and figures should be on the poster Don't bury your conclusions and key figures at the bottom of the page. Use different font types and big font sizes (36-44 for titles and headings, larger than 22 for the body text) A sans-serif font should be used for headings. Justify columns of text to the left Full justification of columns may make the poster look neat, but it will make the text harder to understand. Make intelligent use of white space With scientific posters, it is very tempting to put in loads of information and use up every possible space. Keep text to a minimum