We are all born scientists!
By definition, research is the search for knowledge through the systematic and careful study of a topic, an object, or any source of information in order to test a hypothesis and develop new insight. As a scientist, we often feel driven by our innate desire to understand a phenomenon. And through our scientific standards we believe that once validated, the observation is proven to be correct with a high enough likelihood that it can be agreed on as being true by all (at least until proven again differently). But while creating knowledge is of great importance, it is to be asked how this information we worked on so hard to obtain and understand can be of use for all. We believe that our research has no purpose if a translation to society fails.
Scientific facts are reliable. Though the challenge within a translation lies in finding the appropriate words. When we are children, we ask questions constantly. We don’t take facts for granted. We try it out ourselves, again and again, until we believe what we heard by having it ourselves proven to be correct. A child will know that a spoon falls onto the ground. Not just because an adult said so, but because the child tried it over and over again. Maybe you are still young when reading these words, maybe your childhood is already a bit farther back. But we were all children once. We all have the curiosity it takes for starting this journey in becoming scientific thinkers. And so we believe it true to say: We are all born little scientists at heart! (Note: Becoming a professional scientist will mean to continue to explicitly learn advanced methods. What remains though, is the need to question and re-evaluate yourself.)
In this blog we are trying to find ways to spread knowledge in a way that is fun and easily understandable for everyone. We want to break down the walls raised by complicated communication. Because science is meant for all!
This scicomm blog has been started by Nora Raschle and Reka Borbas. It serves as a science communication platform outside of the usual work in our laboratory (views are our own). Any associated student or person interested in collaborating is encouraged to do so!
Nora Maria Raschle, PhD Réka Borbás, MSc
Nora Maria Raschle, PhD (content, cartoons, illustrations)
Réka Borbás, MSc
Réka Borbás (web design, content, individual posts)
Interviews by guest bloggers/expe(e)rts:
Audrey, with Angelique & Roxy
Sophie von Stumm
Interested in collaborating? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org