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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Monthly Archives: February 2008
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
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
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