Thursday, August 14, 2014

Oddly inspired.

I'm...it's really bad timing, but a recent article I found on a blog has inspired me to write about actual science.  Sadly, due to the combined effect of my ongoing relocation and next week's planned schedule, you will have to wait until September to read about it. 

Which, you know, given that it looks like yet another project I've worked on has hit the "this isn't getting published" zone from my past postdoctoral position (I had one in grad school, despite yearly attempts for about four years after graduating to get my advisor to act in some positive manner towards it), is saying something.

In short, I think the trick is to select research projects that require effort to progress - not effort to keep them from collapsing into a singularity from which nothing can escape. 



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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Capitalism.

My non-research career seems to be going well, at least insofar as I can manage to say 2.5 months into it.  Relocation will occur in August, and I will be able to reduce the amount of time I spend on the current commute.  It's been quite an experience, and to be honest, I think it will keep me from being bored for a couple of years at the very least.  

Talk to me in a year, though. Read more!

Friday, May 2, 2014

A quick note.

I have escaped the chains of academia and will be gainfully employed in the private sector starting later this month. 

Still on the East Coast, though.  Can't win them all.

I may get around to more regular posting in the future, although that will depend on timing and cognitive momentum.  Read more!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Nobel Week

It's been an interesting week so far, with the vesicle transport, Higgs boson, and now multiscale modeling being recognized.   While I clearly missed the ball this year in contrast to last year, I suppose it still leaves a potential Prize for molecular dynamics to be awarded in Chemistry, or perhaps Physics without the Higgs juggernaut lying in wait.

Of course, I am tremendously entertained to see the "those three do a lot of biological applications" comments already cropping up elsewhere.  Heh.   Read more!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Another really short lit link post.

A cavity QED approach to magnetic resonance that was just published - figured a few of you might be interested in this sort of thing. 

In other news, have a fair amount of NMR data myself to work through and understand.  Speaking of which, back to it. Read more!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Still alive....

You can cue the "Portal" song here - trying to not fall entirely away from this blog, especially as the most entertaining time of the year approaches for the chemical blogosphere.

Here's something for the quantum mechanics & photosynthesis fans - Excitation Energy Transfer in a Classical Analogue of Photosynthetic Antennae from J. Phys. Chem. B.  

I may have more to say about this and other things in the future.  In other news, I suppose we'll all be really careful with our supplemental information sections in the future........ Read more!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Back again....

Yet another "quantum effects in photosynthesis" paper.

Waiting for the rampant speculation that can arise from this paper, as well.

Off to troubleshooting the remainder of my afternoon! Read more!