Category Archives: science

Virtual Micromagnetics – Micromagnetism With Virtual Machines

Installing micromagnetic software can be a challenge. There are can be complex dependencies and it’s not always clear how to get a working system. I recently stumbled across the virtual micromagnetics project which provides an entry point for researchers wanting to exploit virtual machines for micromagnetics. I was intrigued by this idea – virtualisation plays… Read More »

Tacit Knowledge

Tacit knowledge is the internalised ‘know-how’ that everyone picks up from working in a particular field. Turning this into explicit knowledge usable by everyone is fundamental to the creative process. How can we use an appreciation tacit knowledge to help our science?   Japanese Beginnings In the early 1990s observers were beginning to wonder why… Read More »

Project Management In Science

Project management can help ensure that a project is completed successfully within the time and resources available. Not all projects are suited to project management, however, and science is particularly vulnerable to having creativity and innovation stifled by too much management. This post looks at what project management is and when it might be appropriate… Read More »