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: March 2009
Doesn’t time fly? A month is nearly up, and it’ll soon be time for me to put up the submissions for this month’s TGRWT. If anyone’s planning on sharing some gastronomical delights, there’s still plenty of time to e-mail me … Continue reading
I’d like to just publicly apologise to any of my readers who may’ve been wondering where I am lately. I’ve had a fair few personal things in my life to take care of recently, and so I’ve been unable to … Continue reading
So it seems, I’m now a bachelor. And I don’t mean the ‘of Science’ kind of bachelor either (I’ve had one of those for a few years now!). Being single again for the first time in around 4 years is … Continue reading
My paper. The one I was slaving over for months. It’s been accepted! With glowing reports from the reviewers too — they only asked for minimal changes! That really makes up for the nightmarish week I’ve had…
I’m proud to announce that this month’s edition of They Go Really Well Together is going to be hosted by me, here, on Supernova Condensate! It took a bit of perusing to find a couple of interesting ingredients, but I … Continue reading
Has a week really passed by that quickly? Damn… I probably should say a few words about the launch of Kepler. After all, an exoplanet hunting mission is really quite exciting! But I shaln’t. At least not right now. Instead, … Continue reading
I’ve volunteered to give a talk! There’s a skywatch event being part organised by our astronomy department next Saturday night, so I’ve agreed to go along and talk about astrobiology, as well as answering any questions people may have about … Continue reading
I hope everyone has a very happy square root day. This geekiest of mathematical holidays only happens 9 times every century, so make the most of it and… I don’t know… do some recreational mathematics or something. Whatever makes you … Continue reading
This week’s Carnival of space is live at The Launch Pad. Due to technical hitches, this week’s carnival consists of the Big Top (complete with musical entertainment) and the Sideshow. Just don’t feed the jovian hunters… Go peruse and enjoy. … Continue reading