Self archaeology

There now follows a brief interlude of silliness, following my decision to tidy my desk. A tidy desk also means I have space to put things, can set my coffee down without making a circle on any papers, and have a nice ordered stack of thesis chapter drafts. That last one is so that they’ll intimidate me until I take care of them so that I can throw them in the recycling.

In the meantime, there were a number of faintly entertaining things which I found on my desk. Here are some of them. Everything that follows in this post was written down on a scrap of paper or a post-it and left, by me (or in a couple of cases by other people), on my desk. Some have been here for some time. Some even appear to be from my previous desk in my previous office!

I hope you find them as entertaining as I did…


Maximum overlap method


remember to e-mail people about stuff!


eV                str
1.538      0.0772
2.0602    0.102
2.482      0.016


Robert Resnick – Special Relativity


Egg Nebula


There’s nothing interesting under here!


IAU – conference fee


Bert & Ernie
(serial numbers)


(several unnamed IP addresses)


3860Å
C₆₀


(an unlabelled international phone number with a country code I don’t recognise)


19.29 µm!


Calculate all the things!


(a list of what appear to be estimated prices for conference-related costs)


singlet/triplet
Δ = 0.041 eV


Van Hove transitions!!


N-heterocycles
atypical PAHs
– Titan!


Goebel, J.H. & Moseley, S.H.
1985, ApJ, 290, L35


Do check those calculations, won’t you?


[x₁:x₂,y₁:y₂]
biassec
[1:3162,2000:2050]
trimsec
[3:3160,10:1880]


HCN 14.04 µm


Dihedral angles


(A thesis request card from the library)


Imagination is more important than knowledge :)


Stuff to look @
NGC 7538
IRAS 20275+4001
BBRCG23
SH 2-140 IRS


C₂ (0,0)
5165.276 Å
C₂ (1,0)
4735.821 Å
C₃?


download the level 3 data!


Master flat – flatflat.fits


discount time
accepted → not accepted
(retroactive)


(some text, scrawled in an alphabet which resembles Avestan)


C₂H₂
HCN
Atypical PAHs


1 @ 906


Go home.


13.7 µm – QPR
→ acetylene
(also @ 7.5 µm – no Q)


3400 – 3671 Å
3658 –  3944 Å
3958 – 4196  Å
(± 30 Å)
0.127 arcsec/px


tan θ ⋅ adj = opp


7.7 | 9.1
21 | :33


About Invader Xan

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