Keep your mind sharp on August
Why do rich kids learn more than poor kids? According to some research, the "achievement gap" between kids of high-income and low-income families is not that rich kids learn more, but that they forget less in the summer holiday. Following this idea, I propose a couple of challenges to keep your mind active during the holidays, and maybe win a nice book.
Chile: My Professor got an International Prize
One of my professors got an international award. He had already won the most prestigious national recognitions in Science. Now he became global. This gives me the opportunity to start a series of posts about my world-class professors and their international achievements.
The Biologist Toolbox: Simulating Systems on the computer
Once we have a description of a system, and a nice drawing to represent it, we can answer some interesting questions. One of the most common questions is what is the behavior of the system? In other words, we usually want to know what will happen?.
The Biologist Toolbox: Drawing Systems
Can we represent a complex system in a simple and easy to understand way that is still realistic enough to be useful? The graphical representation that we discuss here, based Petri nets, can be used to summarize a dynamical system and can easily translated into a simulation.