The truth is, I'm not intimidated. Just the opposite. This past week I've felt like part of the community (here's a visual representation of that community via @markborkum). And it's been a great week with lots of interesting chemistry to read about. For example:
- Andrew at Behind NMR Lines brought us a different "classic" journal article every day, which I thought was a very cool contribution.
- Joaquin had some really cool input from the computational side of chemistry.
- While I gave a basic tour of my lab, Kat gave us a play by play of her entire day (which sounded exhausting to me. It made me realize how much I actually sit at a desk).
- @andy_nortcliffe told us some of his favorite chemicals.
- @azmanam challenged us to a game of chemistry sudoku.
- @V_Saggiomo gave us a test tube version of the Mario Bros theme song.
- There was a bit of a compound drawing war on Twitter (see Jess the chemist's post about it here). See Ar Oh decided to show up at the end to win it all (though looking the structure up may have disqualified him...)
- At The Interface told us about his favorite result from the lab.
- Chemically Cultured brought us a great poem about ITC.
- Marc Leger, from Atoms and Numbers gave a good review/introduction to HPLC.
- Chemicals are your friends did "chromatography flowers" - a great community outreach idea!
- And of course who didn't love See Ar Oh's #ChemMovieCarnival (Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3). I always love reading/writing about bad science in the movies and on TV, so 23 posts about good/bad chemistry in the movies was awesome. Thank you for organizing it, See Ar Oh!
Thank you to everyone that participated. You made it a great week for me. If I didn't mention your post it's not because I didn't read it and it's not because I didn't like it. There was just too much to keep up with!