Monthly Archives: January 2012

It’s in my guilt box…

A variant on the impostor syndrome (as blogged by Athene Donald) A few weeks ago I bumped into one of my colleagues at the University – he is in a different Department and is a young (ish) PI like myself. … Continue reading

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A thing of beauty – the Schlenk line

I am now the proud owner of a Schlenk line – actually it is not a mere Schlenk line but a hybrid – 1/2 high vacuum line, 1/2 Schlenk. And it is a thing of beauty…. Just look at it … Continue reading

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When do you ‘make it’ ?

When I was young I had dreams of being an astronaut or a famous athlete. I figured I could go to the Moon or win Wimbledon and then I would have ‘made it’ and could spend the rest of my … Continue reading

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Help, Industry save the UK science funding

(oh and yes I still blog) I was going to write about Willetts and his speech – but really I missed the boat. I was going to write about a paper I published a few years back to let folk … Continue reading

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