Category Archives: Natural and exact sciences

Peeter Paaver: A scientist with a camera

Peeter Paaver, a junior researcher of geology at the University of Tartu, is the winner of the Science Photographer of the Year award of the Estonian Science Photo Competition held by Wikimedia Estonia. Let’s find out more about Peeter and … Continue reading

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Winter Fieldwork: The North Sea and the Baltic Sea

The marine scientists of the University of Tartu are once again on a winter field expedition on the research vessel Walther Herwig III. On board from our team are Randel Kreitsberg and Ciara Baines. We document our experiences in a … Continue reading

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Rain Vagel: Using algorithms learned during the master’s programme in computer science in Wise

Rain Vagel graduated with a BSc degree in computer science from the Institute of Computer Science, University of Tartu in 2017. After serving a year in the defence forces, he continued his master’s studies in the same field, this time … Continue reading

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Preparing to study the acid clouds of Venus

Venus is a planet similar to Earth in size, but it has a very thick atmosphere and, due to the combination of this thick atmosphere and closer proximity to the Sun, a very high surface temperature of over 400 degrees … Continue reading

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Time for challenge: 30 maps in 30 days

#30DayMapChallenge takes place for the third time already in November. It was initiated by Topi Tjukanov in 2019 in Twitter and the idea is to create (and publish) maps based on different themes on each day of the month using … Continue reading

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Sergei Põlme: critical thinking helps survive in the digital jungle

I studied biology at the University of Tartu, first focusing more closely on the study of fish and later, fungi. Currently I am involved in research studies describing the biodiversity and regularities of fungi and also microbes. Biology does not … Continue reading

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When hereditary disease decides your profession – Aylin’s story

My name is Aylin, and I would like to share all about my university experience and life in my course, so here we go! I come from Azerbaijan, and currently I am a second-year student at Tartu University. I study … Continue reading

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