Monthly Archives: February 2008

Biiiig Books!

Ladies and gentlemen, may I introduce you to the Aldrich Library of FT-IR Spectra. They’re big and heavy, and they cost over £500 each. Yes, each. There are three of these mighty tomes, between them containing over 5000 pages worth … Continue reading

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Politics and Funding

Being as I am, for the time being, self funded, the delights of writing proposals and trying to acquire funding is one particular quagmire I have yet to dip my toes into. Frankly, it makes me a little uneasy with … Continue reading

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Brain Freeze

I think I’m having one of those days. Forgetting that I needed to pay for the cup of tea I got from the refectory should’ve been a clue. So should stumbling over my own words a few times. Obviously, being … Continue reading

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The Red Rectangle

The Red Rectangle is a protoplanetary nebula around 2300 light years away. I’ve been familiarising myself with it, because it has some very interesting chemistry, and I can get hold of some very good quality data. Perhaps my research project … Continue reading

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