Hostile Questions at Scientific Meetings

A brief letter in Nature got me thinking this week: Don’t belittle junior researchers in meetings

Anand Kumar Sharma writes to urge scientists not to grill their junior colleagues at conferences:
The most interesting part of a scientific seminar, colloquium or conference for me is the question and answer session. However, I find it upsetting to witness the unnecessarily hard time that is increasingly given to junior presenters at such meetings. As inquisitive scientists, we do not ha

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