Tag Archives: Chemistry
The whole graduate school thing can be very tough some times, as a few of us know. It is in those times that I find myself wondering whether my friends that chose to be done with school at the bachelors … Continue reading
Buckyballs or C60 or Buckminsterfullerene has become an very hot topic in the chemistry and material science worlds in the past 20 years or so. Buckballs are being used in physics, Supramolecular chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry, and engineering. And for … Continue reading
A few days ago, the 12th of February, was the 204th birthday of Charles Darwin. As the father of evolution Darwin was and still is one of the most controversial scientists in history. While Darwin’s story doesn’t have the dramatic flair of … Continue reading
A longstanding pet peeve of mine is the misuse of the word chemicals. A chemical is not a very specific noun. Its definition does not imply toxicity and the word does not have a moral weight. Chemicals are not bad … Continue reading
Plenty of elements are named after geographical locations. Erbium, Terbium, Ytterbium, and Yttrium were all named after Ytterby, Sweden where minerals containing these elements were found.
I was recently writing my statement of purpose and thought it might be a good idea to include a quote that might describe why I want to go to graduate school. Starting with something that someone else said seemed like … Continue reading