Natalia Bielczyk

On Peace of Mind

On Peace of Mind

Living in the Netherlands is good, especially when it’s sunny outdoors. Then you can spend your Sundays wandering around — and the Dutch countryside is truly beautiful. In addition, I feel that my level of the most important aspect of human existence, that is, the feeling of happiness, also went higher. I noticed this recently, when my housemates started to complain about our living conditions.

How To Produce a Highly Ranked Publication

How To Produce a Highly Ranked Publication

I recently had the opportunity to see what it looks like to build a serious scientific article from scratch. I usually encounter articles from the other side: I first get the article in my hand and try to figure out what the author’s intentions were. I read through the thousands of details of the experiment or methods that were in use to find the logic behind the paper and try to figure out the author’s thought process. And eventually, the whole creative process can generally be summed up in one or two sentences, not more. This time around, however, I attend lab meetings, where I witness brainstorming sessions on how to make an influential paper from scratch. This is so interesting!