Ronin Public Seminar: The Tiny and the Vast

By Ronin Research Scholar Thomas J. Buckholtz This seminar is part of the Ronin Institute Public Seminar Series, featuring our Research Scholars. We welcome members of the public to attend. Title: The Tiny and the Vast: Predictions about Elementary Particles, Dark Matter, and the Cosmos Presenter: Thomas J. Buckholtz, Ronin Institute Research ScholarHosted by: Immanuel …

Journal articles in the life sciences: expanding publication to improve recognition

By Ronin Research Scholar Heather Maughan Journal articles are aplenty these days (at least in the life sciences). I can never keep up with my “to read” list. Twenty years ago when I was a graduate student I managed to thoroughly read tens of papers each week, and could keep up on what was being …

The Long Road

By Ronin Institute Research Scholar Varsha Dani The original version of this post first appeared on the Computational Complexity Blog This week, I started as an Assistant Professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and I am super excited about it. What’s the big deal, you are probably thinking. Don’t lots of people get …

Changing Education Paradigms: Educator’s Views and Perspectives

By Ronin Research Scholar Christopher H. Punzalan There are a series of continuous developments in the field of education which are found to be essential in order to obtain the prescribed growth of learners. In recent times, most of the educators tend to discover innovative teaching strategies that will be able to cope with the …

Success? What is that?

Notes from the Big Brain Collective as summarized by Research Scholar Emily Monosson The last Big Brain gathered around the idea of success. What does success mean and what are some challenges for reaching success? Ask a bunch of Ronin Scholars and you’ll get a bunch of different ideas; that’s part of what Ronin is about. …

Whatever happened to the great scientific breakthroughs?

Funding models and the slowing down of revolutionary ideas. By Ronin Research Scholars Jose Luis Perez Velazquez & Susan Khor The history of science tells us about major findings in the understanding of natural phenomena that prompted scientific revolutions or substantial changes in perspectives. Somehow, it seems to me that these ground-breaking innovations, the great …

Life happens while you are working on your lifework! Notes from a Field Scientist

By Ronin Research Scholar Candace Gossen, on her Ronin Public Seminar on Feb 12, 2021: I am very grateful to the Ronin Institute for offering the opportunity to talk about my life work on Rapa Nui (Easter Island). My PhD field work and research began on the island in 2002 as I was looking for …

Reflections on 2020: COVID, research, career and prospects

By Ronin Research Scholar Keith Tse 2020 has been a year like no other, and for obvious reasons. It came as no surprise that the word chosen as Word of the Year for 2020 by the American Dialect Society was COVID, since this has been and still is plaguing (literally) our global community since the …