Aims and aspirations for 2014

Happy New Year! I’ll leave it up to you to decide if this is an early greeting for the Chinese New Year, or I’m just late for the Western one! Although I view the passing of a new year as … Read more

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Day-dreaming of alternate careers

I often play around with the idea of leaving astronomy. To be clear: I love astronomy, I love research, and I enjoy my work. This is especially true since joining the group at UGent. But I’ve noticed that during the … Read more

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Learning Dutch via Chinese

I’m starting a little experiment. Chinese is notoriously tricky for speakers of Western languages. The degeneracy in meaning between different sounds and different tones corresponding to many different characters with different, sometimes subtle meanings… ah, my brain aches just thinking … Read more

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