The Equator/Research waste conference in Edinburgh (other reports on the conference are available here, here and here) has been a key event to identify and bring together stakeholders working on reducing research waste and adding value to research. Douglas Altman highlighted that research should be valid and reported in usable format otherwise it will […]Read more "How to reduce waste in research? From Edinburgh to Vienna and Sarajevo"
Doodling and Science If you are following me on twitter or facebook, you already know that I am super excited about a recent announcement that Prof. Maryam Mirzakhani from Stanford University became the first Female Fields Medallist in History (and the first Iranian). As an Iranian, I heard about her and her achievements long before this […]Read more "My scientific doodling.."
I took this photo in Baluchestan, Iran. These structure were built by a fountain of clay called by the locals “Gel Afshan” Modern industrialized socioety has precisely the same need to insulate the individual from nature and indulges in similar illusions that it can be accomplished. The difference lies in the medium. We build machines and […]Read more "Nature and Individual"
I draw this picture inspired by a visit to the Kolumba Museum in Cologne Couples expect their love to be the only love that matters, and their goals and values to be the standards against which all other lives are measured. I don’t see why we can’t value coupling in a mature way, as […]Read more "Married or Single"
During a certain phase, I took pictures on the evolution of my paintings. This is one of the pictures of a painting before I finished it. The painting still exists but not any more in this shape and colour. How does a mindset become established and get transmitted to a new generations of a community? In […]Read more "“Myths” in the world of Scientists…"
I took the photo travelling in Kerman (Iran) somewhere its borders with Baluchestan We are often inclined to see the world of the poor as a land of missed opportunities and to wonder why they don’t put these purchases on hold and invest in what would really make their lives better. The poor, on the […]Read more "Re-thinking the fight against global poverty"
My father passed away four years ago on 14 March. Last year, I wrote a small piece about him in Farsi in his memory for a journal called “Vekalat” in Iran that I also re-published on this blog. I get very nervous writing a piece about him as I can see him going over it with the […]Read more "Remembering…"