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.

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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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