Monday, March 3, 2008

2008: Year Of The Raman

...and molecular spectroscopy in general. At least that is my sincere hope. I've been aching to get properly back into old-school, hardcore molecular spectroscopy for a while, but my schedule (like the mandatory, colossal waste of time formally known as pedagogic training), nature of ongoing projects and massive equipment malfunction have prevented me from doing so. Now, with the instrumentation at least semi-up-and-running, a few manuscripts closer to submission and collaborators with MD and time-domain DFT skillz, the sky is the limit.

It will massively rule to go transition dipole- and Franck-Condon-crazy again.

....so I'm a geek, am I?

10 comments:

Pigeon said...

Raman powaaaaaaaaaaa !!!!!!

Anders said...

....so I'm a geek, am I?

And yet, you refuse to wear thick glasses or any Star Trek t-shirt. Moreover*, you're really low on Star Wars gadgets and I still haven't seen you pull out any Monty Phyton references in social gatherings. And you wouldn't recognize an SQL command even if it jumped up and punched you in the face. Go figure.

But I guess that's why you use the term "geek" rather then "nerd", right?


*Nice touch there, eh?

Wilhelm said...

Pigeon: You got that right, brotha'

Anders: Nice touch, dude. And you're right in that I wouldn't recognize an SQL command, unless it shares traits with FORTRAN, VB, MatLab, html.....wait......let me start over:

Damn straight I wouldn't recognize nerd stuff like that. I might not recognize an SQL command, but I can probably recognize the ones who do and make them do my bidding, before taking their lunch money and shoving them in the locker.

Better?

Cathy said...

And yet, you refuse to wear thick glasses or any Star Trek t-shirt. Moreover*, you're really low on Star Wars gadgets and I still haven't seen you pull out any Monty Phyton references in social gatherings.

How long has it been since you've seen Wilhelm, A. ?










:P

Wilhelm said...

How long has it been since you've seen Wilhelm, A. ?

Man; that was a stone cold diss if I ever saw one

Cathy said...

that was a joke :( .......i take it back

Wilhelm said...

Don't take it back - I'm fully capable of taking a joke.

I've known Anders for about 15 years..........

Anders said...

And you're right in that I wouldn't recognize an SQL command, unless it shares traits with FORTRAN, VB, MatLab, html.....wait......let me start over:

LOL

Yes, I have to fill up on nerdy expressions to use, since you seem to learn new skills all the time. Soon you will even master the art of wav/mp3 conversion...
;-)

Anders said...

I'm fully capable of taking a joke.

I've known Anders for about 15 years..........


LOL. I don't know why you place those two totally uncorrelated sentences next to each other. ;-)


I've know Wilhelm since he was little... ;-)

Wilhelm said...

Soon you will even master the art of wav/mp3 conversion

Thanks to Pigeon, this now works out at least 75% of the time

I've know Wilhelm since he was little... ;-)

LOL...yes you have