Archive for February, 2009

Glamourfactor 1000: Annette Dasch’s Salon

Monday, February 23rd, 2009


The media over here didnt like the fact that the Oscar Academy Awards organizers tried to hide the glamour before the show. Well I dont know how much glamour there is in LA, but on randform there is today!

We usually try to avoid promotions on this blog, however there are exceptions! Annette Dasch – a former school mate from Tim (they actually went together to China with their school orchester) is a new great talented soprano singer, some call her Berlin’s Anna Netrebko. Berliners may also know her from Annettes DaschSalon. She was recently here in munich for promoting her new CD. She even performed some songs together with pianist Martin Stadtfeld, who was also promoting. Here some images from the event in a munich store, which was quite funny.

French science uproar

Friday, February 20th, 2009


lobby of what looked like a japanese (science?-) broker

Most of scientists will meanwhile probably already know about the current uproar in the french science community. However just in case someone missed it, this blog post here.

The french uproar was not only but partially triggered by a speech by french president Sarkozy, which used not so nice descriptions of scientists. From a nature report:

In a speech on 22 January, as he set out his plans for a national strategy on science and innovation, French president Nicolas Sarkozy lambasted the country’s university system as “infantilizing” and “paralysing for creativity and innovation”. Sarkozy implied that French researchers were fainéants (layabouts) with cushy jobs, and no match for their supposedly more industrious British counterparts.

His speech made even a french fields medallist(website) (the fields medal is a mathematical analogue of the nobel prize) write an open letter in response (Read open letter by Wendelin Werner in Le Monde).

Merci A Elsa pour l’information.

top event

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009


One of my current bosses Jan von Delft sent around an info about – what looks like a top recruiting event for young women in technology. That is top employers like Daimler, Deutsche Bank, Exxon Mobil, Procter & Gamble, Shell, Terex will be waiting for you.



Sunday, February 15th, 2009

Recently I had the chance to take part at three workshops. One in London at Imperial College, then a workshop in Goettingen and then a workshop on the island of Langeoog. I don’t know wether I find the time to report about the workshops. At least on my last day in London I made a visit to icy horniman park and some pictures which you may find behind the link.


bad bad banks

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009


A reader called Eve asked:

Hi Nad! You seem to be interested in economy, what do you think about bad banks?

Here my answer.