musings on music and life

June 27, 2018

Another year, another paper

Filed under: Chemistry — sankirnam @ 10:33 pm

Earlier this year, another one of my papers was published. This was based on research I did during my PhD, and this was the first major independent scientific research project I worked on. This project introduced me to the fascinating topic of superelectrophilic activation, which I talked about in detail in a previous post. The journal, Topics in Catalysis, isn’t really considered very hot (impact factor 2.4), but my paper was part of a special issue dedicated to Prof. George Olah, who passed away last year.

This now brings my total publication count to seven, which is respectable for a PhD in organic chemistry these days. I’m now thinking of how I can continue to build on that; however, now that I’m no longer in a lab, the only way I can think of to get published is by writing review articles (e.g. in Chemical Reviews or other journals). Unfortunately, without access to SciFinder, searching the literature is difficult.


June 23, 2018

Recent recording!

Filed under: Carnatic Music — sankirnam @ 12:49 am

A few days ago I was browsing and discovered one of my concerts from last December on YouTube:

I didn’t realize that Narada Gana Sabha had actually put the recording online until now! It is gratifying to see a leading sabha doing this – otherwise, the performers have no way of obtaining a recording of their performance!

The vocalist (Ashwin Srikant) is a good friend of mine – he performed very well in this concert. His niraval for Kaddanuvariki was particularly good.


June 21, 2018

I’m alive!

Filed under: Life — sankirnam @ 7:33 pm

Yes, I am alive!

There have been no updates here lately due to the intensity of work and other life circumstances catching up with me. But I do have stuff to share, which should make it here in the coming days/weeks/months. Watch this space…

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