Monthly Archives: October 2010

Science is Vital

I went to the Science is Vital protest organized by Jenny Rohn on Saturday. It was a good-natured affair to which about 2000 people turned out. Not very many, to be honest and I was pretty astonished that there were … Continue reading

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Nobel Prize 2010

It’s old news now that Richard Heck, Ei-ichi Negishi and Akira Suzuki were awarded this year’s Chemistry Nobel prize and I was invited to speak (briefly) on Material World today on Radio 4, which was very flattering, even if Quentin … Continue reading

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Is Idealism dead?

Start of the academic year. Time for me to give my annual lecture on lab safety. As the person in the department who, I suspect, has done himself more damage doing chemistry or chemistry-related activities, I was fingered a couple … Continue reading

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