Moebius Transformation Revealed

I would just like to share this interesting video explaining Moebius Transformation. In geometry, a Moebius transformation is a function defined by F(z) = (az+b)/(cz+d), where z, a, b, c, d are complex numbers satisfying the condition that ad-bc ≠ 0.…

Poster or Oral?

Presentations in conferences are typically classified into oral or poster presentations. Obviously, oral presentations are reserved for those topics which are considered “hot” and of higher appeal to the intended audience. If you want to increase your signal-to-noise ratio (here, signal pertains your…

Scientists, Know Thy Hirsch Number!

The Hirsch number (otherwise known as the h-index) tries to quantify the (scientific) productivity of a scientist. The Hirsch number was first described by the physicist J.E. Hirsch in a 2005 PNAS paper: An index to quantify an individual?s scientific…

Brain drain and the public health

Brain drain refers to the flow of trained and talented individuals such as scientists, researchers, or health professionals to other nations. It is a phenomenon most problematic in developing countries like the Philippines where higher education and a professional certification could provide better opportunities…