I work at the intersection of data science, technology and human-centred design. Former astrophysicist & e-Research/data consultant.

"The importance of stupidity in scientific research"

An excellent article on The importance of stupidity in scientific research from the Journal of Cell Science. What it feels like to be a research scientist. My fellow astronomer and friend Sue has this cartoon posted on her office wall. I love it. In fact I borrowed it from her for this blog. It pretty much sums things up nicely. I'm pretty sure my astro friend (and fellow Fornax researcher) Dr. Meryl Waugh would approve of its purpleness.

The Swinburne/ANDS Metadata Stores Project

Fornax, Virgo and Coma Cluster conference in Munich