Peter Walter

On Publishing and the Sneetches: A Wake-up Call?*

November 7, 2016

*This column reflects the opinions of the authors about commercial academic publishing. Two institutions—learned societies and scientific journals—midwifed a scientific…

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On Research Funding and the Power of Youth

October 3, 2016

“A person who has not made his great contribution to science before the age of thirty will never do so.”…

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On Careers and 42

June 6, 2016

“What is the secret to a successful career in science?” is a question that I often encounter when meeting with…

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On Reproducibility and Clocks

April 4, 2016

It is not easy to build a clock. When my daughter got married, I decided to build a clock as…

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