As a parent, scientist, and citizen, the past three years have been challenging in many ways, mainly because of the confusing and unreliable data on which public information and political decision-making were based. The societal pressure for anyone raising doubts about the public narrative1 and the perceived fast and loose labeling of dissenting voices as conspiracy theorists with right-wing ties has been taxing and worrisome.
Günther M, Rockenfeller R, Weihmann T, Haeufle DFB, Götz T, Schmitt S. Rules of nature’s Formula Run: Muscle mechanics during late stance is the key to explaining maximum running speed. Journal of Theoretical Biology. Published online August 2021:110714. doi:10.1016/j.jtbi.2021.110714
And there is also a very nice video about running top speed from WIRED’s “Almost Impossible” series
I got an e-mail a couple of weeks ago informing me that I have been awarded the “Reviewer of the Year” title of the IOP journal “Bioinspiration & Biomimetics” “in recognition of the high quality and timeliness of your reviews during the year.” I highly appreciate this recognition for five reviews throughout 2018.