On the perils of being multidisciplinary…

I sometimes wonder if perhaps I’m stretching myself too thin. My reading list currently contains two books and enough papers to constitute at least one more book in their own right. Currently, it’s a jumbled mélange of mineralogy, organic chemistry, surface chemistry and astrophysics.

But I guess therein lies the charm of working between the traditional disciplines.The truth of the matter is that between us all, we probably know a hell of a lot more than we think we do. The trouble relates to that old adage of ‘the left hand not knowing what the right hand’s doing’. Science, it seems, has a great many hands, and it isn’t often that two or more work together effectively.

Actually, I like to view it as something of a puzzle. I’m gradually putting together the few pieces here and there. I think a few ideas are starting to take shape — and I like the way they’re looking.

About Invader Xan

Molecular astrophysicist, usually found writing frenziedly, staring at the sky, or drinking mojitos.
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