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: May 2009
Who me? Why yes. Yes I am a geek. Why do you ask…?
Interestingly, between running experiments and preparing talks lately, I’ve been wondering a bit about the actual nature of what it is I do and the potential pitfalls of doing it. I’ve heard people speak before about the dreaded “interdisciplinary ravine” … Continue reading
Non-linear to do list. I have a few things to sort out tomorrow…
On an unrelated note, the quite marvellous Dr Isis writes about blogging under pseudonyms and a how to be a well behaved science blogger. Despite using a pseudonym myself, I really have no qualms (at least at the time being) … Continue reading
I must confess… I’m a little nervous about talking to a group of astronomers about molecular spectroscopy. Especially as, frankly, I have utterly no idea how much chemistry everyone actually knows! Ah, the perils of being interdisciplinary.