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Papers on photosynthesis 

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Visible light photocatalysis review articles 

Up Goer Five your abstract! (2/2) 

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Up Goer Five your abstract! (1/2) 

Wait, there's an entire journal called pteridines? Official Journal of the International Society of Pteridinology?

I feel like maybe I've underestimated this one weird type of molecule...

A minor gripe about publication fragmentation 

Doing quantum chemistry calculations on any metal heavier than Xenon is such a headache. Why are all of these basis sets so rubbish?

Incidentally, for anyone who isn't a physicist, rest masses have units of MeV/c² because, as Einstein showed us all, E = mc².

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Quiz Answers ⚛️ 

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Particle physics pop quiz! ⚛️ Which of these particles has the most mass?

I'll post the answer after the poll closes. Please don't cheat and look up numbers!

Note to self:
ラマン分光法 not ラーメン分光法 🍜

Update on the tactile black hole image:

I have now made available the printable files for prototype number 2:
This will also be the location for future updates.

Details are there, but it should be possible to print the object on most plastic-extrusion 3D printers.

There are a number of other 3D-printable scientific visualizations (and other things) available from that same location.

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A different view of the M87 black hole image.

I know posting a picture of the tactile black hole doesn't help its intended audience, but if you're interested in one please get in touch. Print-it-yourself files will come when the design is more final.


Photocatalysts and electron relays 


Sorry, this is a total tangent, but a friend did some cool work with atomic force microscopy - molecules that looked just like DFT predicted - so I printed him up some of his data. It's fun visualizing actual data!

This will be the sixth time we have reanalysed the data, and we have become exceedingly efficient at it.

funding is the mindkiller 💸 

Anyway, I’ve joined the Massive Science Consortium to work on improving my science communication and maybe even get paid to do so!

If you are also interested in working on sci comm, or maybe just interested in reading some science stories, here’s a link to learn about Massive Science:

(Not an ad, I’m not getting paid yet but this is definitely something I believe in)

"It was a game. A very interesting game one could play. Whenever one solved one of the little problems, one could write a paper about it. It was very easy in those days for any second rate physicist to do first-rate work. There has not been such a glorious time since. It is very difficult now for a first-rate physicist to do second-rate work."

– Paul Dirac, on the early days of quantum mechanics

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