Ben Libberton

Ben Libberton

is @sweden 2017-08-14 to 2017-08-20

Last week I was a researcher, working in a lab and publishing scientific papers in Stockholm. This week I’m starting a new job as a science communicator at the MAX IV Laboratory in Lund. Follow along on @Sweden for my first week in a brand new life and to learn about this Swedish particle accelerator.

I come from a small town in the UK called Oswaldtwistle which is home to the biggest Pear Drop in the world (Google it). I’m passionate about science and language learning which led me to Stockholm. I write and give talks about science and outreach, you can find out more on my website or my Twitter account @BenLibberton.

Ben Libberton's Feed

All tweets from this week's Curator of Sweden

@sweden Aug. 19, 2017, 7:55 p.m.

RT @MicrobiomDigest: @sweden It's currently run by a team of 20 great contributors!

@sweden Aug. 19, 2017, 4:33 p.m.

Yes! @EdYong209 is one of the best! Defo a #SciCommHero here's my favourite article

@sweden Aug. 19, 2017, 4:25 p.m.

@FromTheLabBench I was so close to a perfect game this week! Damnit!

@sweden Aug. 19, 2017, 4:23 p.m.

#ScicommHero Dr. Paige Jarreau aka @FromTheLabBench is a constant source in inspiration

@sweden Aug. 19, 2017, 4:21 p.m.

@FromTheLabBench I messed up the hashtag, let me try that again!

@sweden Aug. 19, 2017, 4:20 p.m.

I was going to wait but @FromTheLabBench is as dedicated to #SciComm as they come and is a True @SciCommHero

@sweden Aug. 19, 2017, 4:06 p.m.

#SciCommHero Elisabeth Bik aka @MicrobiomDigest tirelessly curates a daily blog of new #microbiome literature

@sweden Aug. 19, 2017, 3:59 p.m.

More for #SciCommHero @ProfBrianCox. Talks #physics and advocates for science based policy we're both #Lancastrians

@sweden Aug. 19, 2017, 3:08 p.m.

RT @TouristInSpace: I think Dr. @benlibberton has the coolest job in Sweden. Getting to shoot electrons with guns and stuff at the @MAXIVLa…

@sweden Aug. 19, 2017, 12:56 p.m.

RT @gsonderby: Here's @GeneticJen being a #SciCommHero right now, breaking people's brains with relativity. @sweden

@sweden Aug. 19, 2017, 12:48 p.m.

@PattiFromNYC Not normally too bad. Today is exceptional

@sweden Aug. 19, 2017, 12:28 p.m.

RT @gsonderby: @sweden A #SciCommHero of mine is @drmichellelarue. I've learnt a ton of biology about North American cats (esp. cougars), a…

@sweden Aug. 19, 2017, 12:22 p.m.

#ObligatoryWeatherComment #Stockholm is no place for umbrellas today. If you love your family, leave your umbrella…

@sweden Aug. 19, 2017, 12:02 p.m.

Another #SciCommHero is @TouristInSpace Ashkan Fardost. Simplifies complexity and addresses social impact of #Tech

@sweden Aug. 19, 2017, 11:48 a.m.

RT @dtoher: @sweden Another statistics #scicommhero that isn't too shabby is @d_spiegel current Pres of @RoyalStatSoc…

@sweden Aug. 19, 2017, 11:19 a.m.

Starting #SciCommHero with late, great Hans Rosling. Infectious passion and enthusiasm helping us not to be ignorant

@sweden Aug. 19, 2017, 10:58 a.m.

@xmacex Unfortunately not, did you?

@sweden Aug. 19, 2017, 9:38 a.m.

This weekend, I'm going to start using the hashtag #SciCommHero to share people and resources for great #Scicomm. C…

@sweden Aug. 19, 2017, 9:11 a.m.

#Biofilms are sticky microbial cities that give bacteria protection from things like #antibiotics.

@sweden Aug. 19, 2017, 9:05 a.m.

Here is a great video explaining it on @Nature_NPJ #Biofilms and #Microbiomes community

@sweden Aug. 19, 2017, 9:01 a.m.

Microbes live in complex communities, their behaviour is very different than when they are alone. #microbiome

@sweden Aug. 19, 2017, 8:56 a.m.

It's time I explained some of my @BenLibberton twitter Bio: #Biofilms and #Microbiomes, it's what I used to research

@sweden Aug. 19, 2017, 12:02 a.m.

@nikschumi @frandobagel It is indeed, we do visits all the time

@sweden Aug. 18, 2017, 11:55 p.m.

@frandobagel @nikschumi Very cool, please do! Good night

@sweden Aug. 18, 2017, 11:50 p.m.

@frandobagel @nikschumi I was loving it, didn't want to interrupt

@sweden Aug. 18, 2017, 11:42 p.m.

@nikschumi @frandobagel Still here, but my phone battery is about to die and I can't find my charger😳

@sweden Aug. 18, 2017, 9:34 p.m.

@frandobagel It's interesting anyway, but the better example it can be for biology PhD students the better

@sweden Aug. 18, 2017, 9:17 p.m.

@frandobagel Wow, had no idea! Will look into it, thanks for the heads up

@sweden Aug. 18, 2017, 9:14 p.m.

@frandobagel Gamifying the scientific message, cool idea. Pokemon was successful but there wasn't a message there, was there?

@sweden Aug. 18, 2017, 9:08 p.m.

@frandobagel I have a 30 minute talk. That's my platform at this event so its difficult to change if I don't convince them there

@sweden Aug. 18, 2017, 8:55 p.m.

@koniecjaj No, just curry and banana. I am in Sweden after all

@sweden Aug. 18, 2017, 8:42 p.m.

@MarlowesLeftEye You guys need them, The #US is a big place

@sweden Aug. 18, 2017, 8:25 p.m.

@MarlowesLeftEye It's a train that makes you spill your pasta when it goes round a corner

@sweden Aug. 18, 2017, 8:19 p.m.

Eating pasta on a high speed train is nearly impossible. Maybe I should stop tweeting 🤔

@sweden Aug. 18, 2017, 8:13 p.m.

@gregontweeter And that's always good 😊

@sweden Aug. 18, 2017, 8:03 p.m.

@gregontweeter I agree but it seems extreme. Imagine what damage could be done in the meantime.

@sweden Aug. 18, 2017, 7:57 p.m.

@FredrikNNorberg Smooth talk and facts! Love it!

@sweden Aug. 18, 2017, 7:56 p.m.

@FredrikNNorberg I agree, but that means we can't win with facts if people are just going to pass them off as lies, right?

@sweden Aug. 18, 2017, 7:51 p.m.

@amanda_fleet1 @BBC @newyorktimes110 Don't apologise, it has been fun indeed!

@sweden Aug. 18, 2017, 7:48 p.m.

@amanda_fleet1 @BBC @newyorktimes110 I hope that some scientist will see it as an opportunity to stand out and beat…

@sweden Aug. 18, 2017, 7:44 p.m.

@FredrikNNorberg I value facts, but evidence from #Brexit and the #US suggest people don't. Facts don't seem to win…

@sweden Aug. 18, 2017, 7:39 p.m.

@amanda_fleet1 @BBC @newyorktimes110 Time is precious but scientist too often assume the the best return on investm…

@sweden Aug. 18, 2017, 7:34 p.m.

@amanda_fleet1 @BBC @newyorktimes110 I don't think it's low if you invest time in communication and learn how to pi…

@sweden Aug. 18, 2017, 7:31 p.m.

@amanda_fleet1 I think the prestige of being featured in news outlets like @BBC, @newyorktimes110 does make you sta…

@sweden Aug. 18, 2017, 7:29 p.m.

@FredrikNNorberg Are facts relevant in communication today? #AlternativeFacts

@sweden Aug. 18, 2017, 7:27 p.m.

@amanda_fleet1 Both are important and related in some way, but I think you're right to make a distinction

@sweden Aug. 18, 2017, 7:24 p.m.

@amanda_fleet1 While difficult to measure I'd say communication affects both your ability to publish and get grant money.

@sweden Aug. 18, 2017, 7:18 p.m.

@amanda_fleet1 They are short of time, this is the main problem. Some really think it is worth the investment and others don't.

@sweden Aug. 18, 2017, 7:17 p.m.

@cupofassam That would probably help

@sweden Aug. 18, 2017, 7:16 p.m.

Next week in #Stockholm, I'll talk to #Scientists, telling them that communication is a good investment of time. How do I convince them?

@sweden Aug. 18, 2017, 7:06 p.m.

Weekend starts here tweeps and I'm going to #Stockholm? Are you coming?

@sweden Aug. 18, 2017, 7 p.m.

@Yownas If Vasa had regular bumps on him and they shined a laser at them then sure, they probably did

@sweden Aug. 18, 2017, 6:38 p.m.

RT @guijacquemet: Great tread for info on English on the situation in #turku

@sweden Aug. 18, 2017, 5:28 p.m.

RT @Perimeter: @sweden We ALSO like playing with light, and we write about it, too:

@sweden Aug. 18, 2017, 5:19 p.m.

Time to say goodbye to the #Synchrotron, but don't despair, you can come back next week by following…

@sweden Aug. 18, 2017, 4:59 p.m.

RT @CLS_Rob: @sweden @yacinovic34 @MAXIVLaboratory Can't produce it. Can study it, though - even if you're only a high school student https…

@sweden Aug. 18, 2017, 4:46 p.m.

@RoliRoberts @PLOSBiology Yes it is! The world needs to see this!

@sweden Aug. 18, 2017, 4:18 p.m.

@yacinovic34 @MAXIVLaboratory Any honey produced at the synchrotron. I'm not sure if you can produce honey with a s…

@sweden Aug. 18, 2017, 3:31 p.m.

Did I mention we also keep #bees @MAXIVLaboratory? Well we do, looking forward to some of that sweet synchrotron ho…

@sweden Aug. 18, 2017, 3:27 p.m.

@TheRealTeagle As much as it pains me to say this, you can't measure everything with a 30 cm ruler. Thanks kind of…

@sweden Aug. 18, 2017, 3:15 p.m.

@drdelusional I'm learning it this way now. I'll relay everything via twitter 🤣

@sweden Aug. 18, 2017, 3:13 p.m.

@BSannholm I don't know the name of the equation, sorry 😐

@sweden Aug. 18, 2017, 3:11 p.m.

@evho315 Thanks Eva. I'll try and explain it better next time

@sweden Aug. 18, 2017, 3:10 p.m.

@oktadekansyra I dunno, we didn't at school but we should have done

@sweden Aug. 18, 2017, 3:10 p.m.

We play with light here, even in our free time, here's MAX IV directory Cristoph Quitmann showing me the experiment

@sweden Aug. 18, 2017, 3:07 p.m.

@Alfray_Stryke I used butter but chocolate is much better!

@sweden Aug. 18, 2017, 3:06 p.m.

Then by calculating the angle θ and measuring the distance, we get the wavelength λ using this equation. I found th…

@sweden Aug. 18, 2017, 3:03 p.m.

Shining the laser off the bumps on the ruler produces a diffraction pattern which you can measure.

@sweden Aug. 18, 2017, 3:01 p.m.

Incidentally, did you know you can caluculate the wavelength of a laser with a ruler? 🤔

@sweden Aug. 18, 2017, 2:44 p.m.

@RINIPAN @PLOSBiology 🤔 I worked on bacteria which are simple on their own, but very complex in communities like the #microbiome

@sweden Aug. 18, 2017, 2:43 p.m.

@pfuideifipegida @PLOSBiology I'm not sure, wasn't done here but I doubt it survived

@sweden Aug. 18, 2017, 2:40 p.m.

RT @aronstrandberg: Strolling around the radiation-proof catacombs of @MAXIVLaboratory with the curator of @sweden. Thanks for showing us a…

@sweden Aug. 18, 2017, 1:52 p.m.

@McWolfe A lot, they are like tools, bigger accelerators do a different job than smaller ones.

@sweden Aug. 18, 2017, 1:51 p.m.

Or even complex movements, like when a fly flew in the Swiss Light Source. You can see it's muscles!…

@sweden Aug. 18, 2017, 1:46 p.m.

This lets us solve the structures of complex molecules

@sweden Aug. 18, 2017, 1:44 p.m.

So instead of using a laser, we use X-rays from the synchrotron. We create diffraction patterns using atoms and cal…

@sweden Aug. 18, 2017, 1:38 p.m.

The diffraction patter depends on the orientation and size of the objects, as well as the type of light

@sweden Aug. 18, 2017, 1:35 p.m.

If you shine a laser on objects, not visible to the naked eye (e.g. pits on a CD), you can create a diffraction pat…

@sweden Aug. 18, 2017, 1:30 p.m.

Thread: We use the light produced by electrons to do lots of experiments. A good way to think about a #synchrotron

@sweden Aug. 18, 2017, 11:54 a.m.

Remember @aronstrandberg, internet DataVizard and @Sweden curator from a few months ago? Well here he is…

@sweden Aug. 17, 2017, 7:25 p.m.

Weather report, got home, found sunglasses... #WhySverigeWhy

@sweden Aug. 17, 2017, 6:30 p.m.

@DaveBngDave Interesting, so he is developing methods for labelling DNA? Or maybe using DNA to test his FRET molecules?

@sweden Aug. 17, 2017, 6:28 p.m.

@DaveBngDave Nice, a very important field

@sweden Aug. 17, 2017, 6:25 p.m.

@FergiesChild Hope to see you here one day!

@sweden Aug. 17, 2017, 6:20 p.m.

@DaveBngDave I'm a biologist. The facility is a particle accelerator to produce light beams

@sweden Aug. 17, 2017, 6:18 p.m.

👋 for another day. Tomorrow's your last day at the #Synchrotron tweeps. Make sure you follow @MAXIVLaboratory and…

@sweden Aug. 17, 2017, 6:01 p.m.

@gargunzola Trons, trons, and more trons. Thanks for the shoutout

@sweden Aug. 17, 2017, 5:54 p.m.

#MAXIV sponsored a film "what happens when a scientist comes up with something too good to be true?" #SciComm #Lund

@sweden Aug. 17, 2017, 4:26 p.m.

@brusisceddu Some have them but we don't need them. For us it would be like putting wings on an F1 car. I'm not say…

@sweden Aug. 17, 2017, 3:48 p.m.

@AndrewR_Physics Synchrotron light is very powerful... and romantic

@sweden Aug. 17, 2017, 3:33 p.m.

@coachkristian85 Oh yea! I never saw them but this one is a lot bigger

@sweden Aug. 17, 2017, 3:25 p.m.

@chauduyphanvu A copper plate with a barium oxide layer

@sweden Aug. 17, 2017, 3:20 p.m.

@AndrewR_Physics Thanks, you're not biased. Synchrotrons are objectively the coolest things in the world.

@sweden Aug. 17, 2017, 3:15 p.m.

@caledoni72 🤣 sorry, I meant in the twitter thread

@sweden Aug. 17, 2017, 3:08 p.m.

@caledoni72 No, we produce light by accelerating electrons to almost the speed of light. When they slow down they g…

@sweden Aug. 17, 2017, 3 p.m.

@ormiga It does get warm down there but I think most of the heat comes from the large electrical wire to power the electromagnets

@sweden Aug. 17, 2017, 2:59 p.m.

@tagewidsell This is especially made for the HIPPIE beamline

@sweden Aug. 17, 2017, 2:57 p.m.

Tomorrow, I'll show you the kinds of things we can see with Synchrotron light

@sweden Aug. 17, 2017, 2:56 p.m.

Here is where the light goes into the analysis hutch

@sweden Aug. 17, 2017, 2:52 p.m.

This one goes to a beam line called HIPPIE allows experiments to be done at ambient pressure and not in a vacuum.

@sweden Aug. 17, 2017, 2:49 p.m.

The light is split off in a different direction for experiments

@sweden Aug. 17, 2017, 2:46 p.m.

The electrons continue round the ring, guided by magnets in devices called #achromats

@sweden Aug. 17, 2017, 2:43 p.m.

The lost energy is added back with an RF cavity which produces powerful radio frequencies that resonate with the el…

@sweden Aug. 17, 2017, 2:41 p.m.

Then the electrons pass through a #Wiggler. They wiggle and lose energy which is given off as light. A cage stops t…

@sweden Aug. 17, 2017, 2:38 p.m.

The electrons then travel round in a tube that looks like a copper water pipe... believe me, it's not

@sweden Aug. 17, 2017, 2:37 p.m.

Here is where the electrons enter the main ring on the floor above

@sweden Aug. 17, 2017, 2:36 p.m.

After travelling down the 300 meter "gun barrel" electrons are diverted upwards to the main ring using powerful mag…

@sweden Aug. 17, 2017, 2:34 p.m.

The electrons then travel down the "gun barrel" where they are given more energy by powerful #Klystrons which produ…

@sweden Aug. 17, 2017, 2:29 p.m.

Electrons are produced in an electron gun, similar to those found in old "tube" TVs, microwave ovens and medical x-…

@sweden Aug. 17, 2017, 2:25 p.m.

I'm taking an extra electronic dosimeter with me, just to be safe

@sweden Aug. 17, 2017, 2:24 p.m.

Thread: I'm going to take you in to the #Synchrotron now, please don't get left behind

@sweden Aug. 17, 2017, 1:42 p.m.

@Karkulin You're right. I rounded up

@sweden Aug. 17, 2017, 12:07 p.m.

RT @NeonEcho1: @sweden How do you think Donald Trump gets his hair to look that way.

@sweden Aug. 17, 2017, 12:06 p.m.

@doedkoett I know it looks safe but there is a genuine risk you could hurt yourself. Be safe

@sweden Aug. 17, 2017, 11:36 a.m.

In the same way you can't look inside a jet engine while it is running #BadIdea

@sweden Aug. 17, 2017, 11:35 a.m.

This is rare! The synchrotron is currently switched off so we can see everything. When experiments are running you can't

@sweden Aug. 17, 2017, 11:34 a.m.

So this afternoon I'll show you the inner workings of a gun that shoots electrons (not cats) at the speed of light.…

@sweden Aug. 17, 2017, 9:20 a.m.

Walk into work was still pleasant, even without 🕶 #Lund @MAXIVLaboratory

@sweden Aug. 17, 2017, 9:14 a.m.

@niannelynn Wool actually. But it can get cold #DressInLayers

@sweden Aug. 17, 2017, 8:37 a.m.

Good morning Twitter. It's sunny (again) and I forgot my sunglasses (again). It's like I'm sabotaging myself.…

@sweden Aug. 17, 2017, 6:59 a.m.

@RamineEto @SenorLago Not sure individually, probably around 140, I doubt there's much discount. My ticket was valid for 1 day

@sweden Aug. 16, 2017, 10:24 p.m.

@paulwebster Didn't see but I'm on the way back now and it's dark! 😬

@sweden Aug. 16, 2017, 10:21 p.m.

@SenorLago Cost 280 SEK for a return ticket

@sweden Aug. 16, 2017, 7:33 p.m.

Going to #Denmark for the evening to meet a friend. It's great living close to the border, although crossing the br…

@sweden Aug. 16, 2017, 7:06 p.m.

@andrew_articom True, now there is a huge movement of #OpenScience to rectify this.

@sweden Aug. 16, 2017, 5:13 p.m.

#Skåne and #Denmark are interconnected. Today I was preparing for @BridgeSummit to discuss @UN #sustainability goals

@sweden Aug. 16, 2017, 2:22 p.m.

RT @auroradina: @MTvarana @sweden This made me think of another example of great scicomm where I first learnt of this beetle. Researchers g…

@sweden Aug. 16, 2017, 2:21 p.m.

Here's a cool video explaining what the @MAXIVLaboratory does. For full video head to You Tube…

@sweden Aug. 16, 2017, 2 p.m.

@PeopleOfFinland Swedes are very quiet on this thread, maybe they really don't care about @PeopleOfFinland?

@sweden Aug. 16, 2017, 1:58 p.m.

@PeopleOfFinland Official scientific answer i: Give me €2 million and I'll give you the answer after five years of mostly fruitless research

@sweden Aug. 16, 2017, 1:46 p.m.

@Dag_Torp We are very similar. If I shaved we'd even look the same

@sweden Aug. 16, 2017, 10:35 a.m.

@YlvaMatrisse That's the inside of @MAXIVLaboratory. There's a running track!

@sweden Aug. 16, 2017, 8:07 a.m.

@forskom They are growing and are behind the scenes of many national outreach projects. I'm very proud to be involved.

@sweden Aug. 16, 2017, 8:06 a.m.

Can't talk Scicomm in #Sweden without mentioning @Forskom. A team of #Scicomm ninjas making #science accesible

@sweden Aug. 16, 2017, 7:55 a.m.

RT @immigrantsweden: How I feel on the bus now that everyone is back from vacation in @sweden

@sweden Aug. 16, 2017, 6:45 a.m.

RT @MTvarana: So, @sweden , this is stunning science communication, don't you agree?

@sweden Aug. 15, 2017, 8:36 p.m.

@MAXIVLaboratory Microwaves just blast energy out but we use very defined energy to create a prices beam of light t…

@sweden Aug. 15, 2017, 8:34 p.m.

@MAXIVLaboratory They both use energy to excite particles. Microwaves excite protons and hydrogen atoms, we excite electrons

@sweden Aug. 15, 2017, 8:34 p.m.

@MAXIVLaboratory They're not that different actually, he replied

@sweden Aug. 15, 2017, 8:33 p.m.

I was with the director of @MAXIVLaboratory in the lunch room staring at a bank of microwaves. "Not like the…

@sweden Aug. 15, 2017, 7:55 p.m.

@JaniKaarela It's like seeing the matrix

@sweden Aug. 15, 2017, 5:52 p.m.

@aronstrandberg @MAXIVLaboratory Yep, all the time. Wanna come this week? I can check availability tomorrow

@sweden Aug. 15, 2017, 5:47 p.m.

@HeleneTheSmall It doesn't matter! Keep waving

@sweden Aug. 15, 2017, 5:36 p.m.

Today's discussion was how can we use #VR to teach people about #science? An essential tool or an expensive gimmick…

@sweden Aug. 15, 2017, 5:19 p.m.

I can see the famous Öresund bridge and #Copenhagen from work. You can't see in this photo but I drew some nice red…

@sweden Aug. 15, 2017, 2:09 p.m.

RT @nfanget: Happy to note that our Biofilms Community manager, @benlibberton, is steering the @sweden account this week!…

@sweden Aug. 15, 2017, 1:24 p.m.

RT @jodeet: Here you go, @sweden! De-jargon your science writing with help from this, ahem, scientific study.

@sweden Aug. 15, 2017, 1:24 p.m.

RT @MAXIVLaboratory: @Pixvlray @sweden Check out #maxivlaboratory on Instagram for lots of nice pictures and #maxiv on Vimeo for videos!

@sweden Aug. 15, 2017, 1:06 p.m.

RT @Dan_Glimne: @sweden Heisenberg is out driving and is pulled over by a cop. Cop: You went 85mph. Heisenberg: Damn, now I don't know wher…

@sweden Aug. 15, 2017, 1:05 p.m.

RT @PeopleOfFinland: @TommiHermunen Today's video! Some view of my home town Göteborg, and an Easter egg in the end so you can learn Swedis…

@sweden Aug. 15, 2017, 1:04 p.m.

@smiffy Just started but I hope to get close to the science. I have a research background in microbiology

@sweden Aug. 15, 2017, 12:55 p.m.

@smiffy Both, depending on where we go

@sweden Aug. 15, 2017, 12:48 p.m.

Hey, so which way do the electrons g... never mind

@sweden Aug. 15, 2017, 12:45 p.m.

There's some pretty thick concrete in here to protect us from radiation

@sweden Aug. 15, 2017, 12:44 p.m.

Green light = OK. Orange or red = GTF Out

@sweden Aug. 15, 2017, 12:42 p.m.

@ullamiettunen I tried it once by accident, thought it was chocolate. Don't know if I'll be able to again

@sweden Aug. 15, 2017, 12:41 p.m.

Safety first, these synchrotrons are powerful

@sweden Aug. 15, 2017, 8:58 a.m.

There's no synchrotron here, am I even in the right place?? Oh, wait a second... @MAXIVLaboratory

@sweden Aug. 15, 2017, 8:40 a.m.

@Putoguiri @spain @Germany Sweden love ya, come on over. The people are nice, the herring is pickled and the Liquorice is salty

@sweden Aug. 15, 2017, 8:39 a.m.

RT @Putoguiri: So @sweden just tweeted me, where are my tweets @spain and @germany? After all I’ve done for you!

@sweden Aug. 15, 2017, 8:32 a.m.

Gonna start Tweeting a lot about the #synchrotron. Note to self, don't spell synchrotron wrong. What is a synchrotron? You'll find out today

@sweden Aug. 15, 2017, 8:27 a.m.

@aIyokha @MAXIVLaboratory Sorry, need to get my head in the game

@sweden Aug. 15, 2017, 8:27 a.m.

@aIyokha @MAXIVLaboratory Sorry, need to get my head in the game

@sweden Aug. 15, 2017, 8:16 a.m.

@aIyokha @MAXIVLaboratory Yes, if you wait near a bus stop

@sweden Aug. 15, 2017, 8:13 a.m.

Good morning Twitter. New job starts today, you ready to visit @MAXIVLaboratory in #Lund?

@sweden Aug. 15, 2017, 7:09 a.m.

@truebloodnet Both, anyone who doesn't work in their specific field

@sweden Aug. 15, 2017, 7:07 a.m.

RT @yaadayaada: @sweden Check this out. Hierarchy with a good type is a great way to turn a jumble of texts into something digestible. http…

@sweden Aug. 14, 2017, 11:37 p.m.

@h_ingo 🤣 I'm back in Sweden now. If I knew you felt like that I would have stayed

@sweden Aug. 14, 2017, 11:34 p.m.

@PeopleOfFinland But in seriousness Twitter is a great platform. Sometimes hard to get an accurate message out. Gre…

@sweden Aug. 14, 2017, 11:18 p.m.

@DoktorEgg @PeopleOfFinland That's the "can-do" spirit we need. We could arrange a winner takes all swing dance com…

@sweden Aug. 14, 2017, 10:32 p.m.

RT @Hurricane__07: @sweden I recommend you check out the food district of it, mainly at Gustaf Adolfs Torg downtown. Lots of great food tha…

@sweden Aug. 14, 2017, 10:27 p.m.

@JackTheFact29 Yea, why not 😃I'm new to #Malmö so as far as I know, it could be. Didn't happen in #Stockholm though.

@sweden Aug. 14, 2017, 10:25 p.m.

RT @itsBroMohit: @ElliottBord @sweden @PeopleOfFinland And back to my original tweet. Why is public transportation so expensive to cross th…

@sweden Aug. 14, 2017, 10:24 p.m.

@juliashepherd91 @PeopleOfFinland Busted! Flew Helsinki - Copenhagen. Easiest way to get to Malmö

@sweden Aug. 14, 2017, 10:23 p.m.

@ElliottBord @itsBroMohit @PeopleOfFinland Sorry, tomorrow I'll go to work in a monster truck to compensate

@sweden Aug. 14, 2017, 10:22 p.m.

Nice surprise when I got of the train in #Malmö. Dancing and live music 😎

@sweden Aug. 14, 2017, 10:10 p.m.

@itsBroMohit @PeopleOfFinland Don't know, heard it was €50 to drive across one way 😱

@sweden Aug. 14, 2017, 10:01 p.m.

@KristinLovgren Threads were made to be hijacked 😀

@sweden Aug. 14, 2017, 7:21 p.m.

Science jokes are an essential part of being a #scientist. The more you cringe, the better

@sweden Aug. 14, 2017, 7:14 p.m.

@hip_hammer Cool, I will give it a try

@sweden Aug. 14, 2017, 7:09 p.m.

@hip_hammer Tangerine chocolate and chilli chocolate or tangerine and chilli?

@sweden Aug. 14, 2017, 7:04 p.m.

As I said I'm a #microbiologist, it happens to be #fungalweek. Sounds serious and it is. Fungi are neglected in sci…

@sweden Aug. 14, 2017, 6:57 p.m.

@RunningBecky But if we don't try, surely the non-nuanced arguments automatically win

@sweden Aug. 14, 2017, 6:18 p.m.

@karimftw I'm almost tempted to try it now

@sweden Aug. 14, 2017, 6:04 p.m.

At the #Scicomm workshop we discussed making engaging #videos like this one from my colleague @HarisAntypas made on…

@sweden Aug. 14, 2017, 5:59 p.m.

@griotspeak It should have a name then 🤔

@sweden Aug. 14, 2017, 5:58 p.m.

@shannsational Hahaha, no worries, sounds cool though

@sweden Aug. 14, 2017, 5:57 p.m.

@tene_chr Yes and you can only buy alcohol above 3.5% at the state run monopoly

@sweden Aug. 14, 2017, 5:49 p.m.

@rutherfordcraze good point, jargon is often used as a crutch in scientific writing. Using it makes us feel so good…

@sweden Aug. 14, 2017, 5:44 p.m.

Has #Finland gone to far? I thought #Swedes loved liquorice, maybe #Finns love it more. #YouRuinedTheFudge

@sweden Aug. 14, 2017, 5:40 p.m.

@rutherfordcraze That's changing a bit in some fields but I agree

@sweden Aug. 14, 2017, 5:36 p.m.

RT @yaadayaada: @sweden Hmm I'll have to do some research on that, but my favorites are and

@sweden Aug. 14, 2017, 5:05 p.m.

@grknzrstrr Are you trying to break my 👀 as well?

@sweden Aug. 14, 2017, 4:59 p.m.

@ericvonotter When you think you're safe 🤣

@sweden Aug. 14, 2017, 4:56 p.m.

#Finnish on the radio sounded like #Greek to me, are my ears broken?

@sweden Aug. 14, 2017, 4:24 p.m.

Thanks for hosting @FIMM_UH @helsinkiuni. Workshop was fun. Now I must head back to #Sweden before people confuse m…

@sweden Aug. 14, 2017, 4:19 p.m.

RT @FIMM_UH: This afternoon our researchers @FIMM_UH are getting great #scicomm tips from @benlibberton! Now practicing story telling. http…

@sweden Aug. 14, 2017, 4:17 p.m.

@WF_1918 Thanks for the heads up

@sweden Aug. 14, 2017, 1:59 p.m.

RT @HairWeave: @sweden exposure. Scientists should expose themselves, i.e., interact socially w a broader range of ppl 2 learn different st…

@sweden Aug. 14, 2017, 1:59 p.m.

RT @AmethystRuby7: @sweden The more simple the language the better. Field-specific terms can be confusing and turn people off

@sweden Aug. 14, 2017, 1:59 p.m.

RT @evilpilaf: @sweden That's a very big issue, the difference between a scientist saying "theory" and an everyday person saying "oh, it's…

@sweden Aug. 14, 2017, 1:54 p.m.

@SheepOfJesus I love Sweden, I can discuss a few of my observations during the week

@sweden Aug. 14, 2017, 1:53 p.m.

@JaniKaarela I wish I had time! I'm starting work in Lund tomorrow

@sweden Aug. 14, 2017, 1:30 p.m.

One question I'll be coming back to this week, how can scientists communicate more effectively? 🤔

@sweden Aug. 14, 2017, 12:13 p.m.

@PeopleOfFinland @smiffy Back in Sweden tonight, going to Lund by any chance?

@sweden Aug. 14, 2017, 12:12 p.m.

RT @PeopleOfFinland: BTW I feel compelled to point out that while @PeopleOfFinland is in Göteborg, @sweden is in Helsinki. Some cultural ex…

@sweden Aug. 14, 2017, 10:47 a.m.

@canuckinarabia Busted! I started my day in Sweden and I'll be finishing it there. Just a day trip to Helsinki

@sweden Aug. 14, 2017, 10:45 a.m.

@YlvaMatrisse @benlibberton Good question, we'll get into it this week. I started off as a microbiologist

@sweden Aug. 14, 2017, 10:01 a.m.

@taylstweets We're related. I gave up my claim on the throne to become a #scientist

@sweden Aug. 14, 2017, 10 a.m.

It's really sunny in #Helsinki and I forgot my sunglasses. I'm originally from #England so expect some small talk a…

@sweden Aug. 14, 2017, 9:57 a.m.

I'm starting a new job tomorrow @MAXIVLaboratory and you're invited along for the ride. First though, a trip to…

@sweden Aug. 14, 2017, 9:54 a.m.

Hej @sweden here! Usually I'm @BenLibberton. This week we'll be talking Science and Communication or #Scicomm as we like to call it