Thursday, April 23, 2015

Ahh, this old thing.

dusts off the blog  Ahh, there we go.

Still at the same job I started last year, and managed to avoid getting 'rightsized' this time around.  I suppose since my job involves doing the work that is required for the final payments by the customer, I'm safe for a short while.  Of course, due to 'rightsizing', I've got additional work to do to help make up for the absence of those who did get 'rightsized.'

Sadly, I've realized I can't say much more about what I'm doing, as I'm fairly sure it will out my identity.  Alas.

P.S. - I have figured out that I dislike driving in the Boston/Cambridge area a great deal, though. Read more!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry Hijacked by Physicists

This year, all three laureates are physicists!  All three earned their doctoral degrees in physics, after all.   And 'super-resolved fluorescence microscopy' - come on, that doesn't sound chemical at all! 

Where is the outrage? 

:) Read more!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Oddly inspired.

I''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. 

Read more!

Thursday, July 31, 2014


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!