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November 2016

Are your analyses reproducible?

by Pablo de Castro

One of the main principles of the scientific method is reproducibility, which could be defined as the possibility to duplicate an entire experiment or study independently in the future.

For those doing scientific data analyses, like the members of this network, the same principle applies, so that all the data, methods, and tools should be provided and documented with enough detail to allow other researchers to obtain exactly the same results for the same datasets or to redo the analysis with new data. Do you think this is an unrealistic expectation or the way to go?

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Comparing characters

by Greg Kotkowski

A week ago I performed elementary text mining of the network Grant Agreement document, which was described in the post Summarizing documents. Pablo has suggested to scrap also our blog, as it might have some interesting information. Well, I took his suggestion seriously.

Downloading all the content from the blog turned out to be quite an easy task. I exploited the Continue reading “Comparing characters”

Teaching and Reaching Out to Latin America

by Fabricio Jiménez

How do you get the general public interested in physics? How do you show in an accessible way why and how you do physics? How do you convince youngsters to study physics? These are all non-trivial questions, which many physicists have posed themselves when trying to reach out to the general public. Ultimately, their goal is to transmit Continue reading “Teaching and Reaching Out to Latin America”

Machine Learning with Python

by Giles Strong

During my master’s degree in Glasgow, I mostly used C++ and Root for my research. However, these past few months I’ve been based almost entirely in Python. The focus of my work is currently on developing machine learning (ML) tools, so it’s no surprise that I would be using Python, since it is where a lot of the active development of ML libraries is. However, I am also enjoying Continue reading “Machine Learning with Python”

Last chance: IASA is offering the network’s last ESR position

by the AMVA4NewPhysics press office

While selection for the position at TUM is still ongoing, the call for the last Early Stage Researcher (ESR) position of the network has now been published by IASA, the Institute of Accelerating Systems and Applications, at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) in Greece. The selected candidate will be enrolled in the three-year Ph.D. program offered by the Department of Physics of the University of Athens.

Besides following mandatory courses of the PhD programme, the ESR will participate Continue reading “Last chance: IASA is offering the network’s last ESR position”

Summarizing documents

by Greg Kotkowski

Physics or Mathematics could be considered complex fields, but for me the most incomprehensible field is Law. The natural sciences are driven by nature, while law is figured out by men and for this reason it is sometimes incoherent from a logical point of view. It sometimes seems to me that lawyers have no idea about logic.

For this reason Continue reading “Summarizing documents”

Back in Europe

by Alexander Held

Hello there! My name is Alexander Held, and I recently joined the AMVA4NewPhysics network as an Early Stage Researcher (ESR), who will be based mostly at CERN in Geneva. Before we get to any details regarding my work here in the following two years, I am going to take this opportunity to briefly introduce myself. Continue reading “Back in Europe”

Hacker metamorphysics: SSH

by Pablo de Castro

It is about time for my second post of this technical series. This piece will include some tips and tricks that are useful when using Secure Shell (SSH) to access remote computers. It is a must-read if you have to write your username@hostname and password to access every time, you do not know what tunnelling is or you are annoyed by the inconvenience of having to access remote files.

You might have given a terminal multiplexer a chance (checkout my previous post on this series on that topic if not) but you are still not comfortable Continue reading “Hacker metamorphysics: SSH”

Life of a CMS owl

by Pietro Vischia

So, here I am: it is Friday night, technically already Saturday, since time is 00:42 in Geneva (CERN) timezone, and I am awake.

Pretty normal, for a Friday night, uh?

Thing is, I am not partying, nor am I relaxing at home: I am in the control room of the CMS detector, to monitor that everything is OK, by looking every few seconds at 8 27″ computer screens. I can do some very light work, but nothing that might prevent me from looking at monitor screens every few seconds.

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