Supernova Condensate is a blog about our place in the Universe. Of astronomy, chemistry and life in the big bad bubble of academia.
Invader Xan is a molecular astrophysicist and part-time alien invader, who spends life looking at very small things on very large scales, and trying to better understand the chemistry of interstellar space.
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Category Archives: life
So after crawling out from the thesis cocoon, I’ve been taking a few days to straighten out some thoughts and take stock of things. I’m a little behind on my e-mail, and my head contains a tangled mess of unmade … Continue reading
6 chapters and 2 appendices, 186 pages, 39 figures, and 52426 words later, the thesis was completed, bound, and submitted. And there was much rejoicing. (Yes I am covering my real name. Pseudonyms and all of that. You know how … Continue reading
I’m pretty worn out. My final thesis deadline is now on the scale of days and, as seems to happen in every single aspect of my life, I’m busily fussing about making sure everything is done as well as I’d … Continue reading
I realise that I’ve been quite notably absent from my blog of late. I do apologise for this, dear readers, but I’ve had rather a lot on my plate these past few weeks. Most notably, this: This is (currently) approximately … Continue reading
Sometimes things can feel big. And that can make you feel very small. My apologies for my absence. I’ve been busy dealing with a few things, which I think I now have under control. Thank you, dear readers, for your … Continue reading
I’m still experiencing a dearth of writing. Apologies for any inconvenience. In the meantime, here’s some classic xkcd…
In lieu of having much in the way of my own creativity right now, I’d like to reproduce a comic which I’ve seen drifting around tumblr recently (thanks, cassief). With a little Googling, I was able to find the full … Continue reading
Again. For about a week now. Damn…
❝ Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to … Continue reading