What’s in your backpack? (About the value of education)

Already 15 years ago, a computer named HAL 9000 became intelligent. OK,  right: it was only a movie. However, it looks like we're not so far away from that possibility. Computers nowadays already learn by themselves. Does that make a difference to the way we learn and teach? Now that a computer is almost able to … Continue reading What’s in your backpack? (About the value of education)

Welcome to Pamplona! 2nd Workshop of COST Action FP 1402

Last week (1st and 2nd October 2015) I had the opportunity to welcome a lot of my research colleagues in Pamplona, in the framework of COST Action FP 1402 "Basis of Structural Timber Design" - from research to standards. You may ask: what's a COST Action? It is an intergovernmental framework for the coordination of nationally funded … Continue reading Welcome to Pamplona! 2nd Workshop of COST Action FP 1402