Should politicians choose what research to fund?

When should politicians decide which research to fund and which research not to fund? NEVER. Because if we let our politicians shape scientific enquiry, it will become skewed, biased and will lose the innovation and creativity of a discipline that ought to be driven by curiosity and the search for truth. So imagine my surprise… Continue reading Should politicians choose what research to fund?

Peer review and hot cross buns

Ben Martin is going to explain how academics get their work published in peer-reviewed journals. He is¬†Associate Professor of Mathematics at the University of Auckland. He is also an associate editor for the Journal of the Australian Mathematical Society and has himself published a number of peer-reviewed papers. Rachel:¬†Let's say, you've written a paper. You… Continue reading Peer review and hot cross buns