Wednesday, October 5, 2011

I'm not dead yet! I'm feeling better!


My apologies for my long and unexplained hiatus round these parts. Between getting married, defending my thesis, moving to a new city and starting a postdoc, I've been a little busy.

My new research is something new and exciting involving liquid crystals! Which means all kinds of pretty pictures like this one:

I have a few posts planned for the next few weeks about the science-related parts of my crazy summer, and a few guest posts too. Hope you find them interesting!

PS- I am sad to say I lost $5 on my Nobel bet this year. Quasicrystals? What the heck! It sounds neat, I guess.


laura271 said...

Congratulations on your marriage. Where's your postdoc at?


Joel Kelly said...

It's at the University of British Columbia, with Dr. Mark MacLachlan!

Will said...

Your first priority wasn't to update your infiniflux profile? You're not a grad student anymore!

Joel Kelly said...

Thanks Will! I updated it.

laura271 said...

Whoa! What a switch- from Edmonton to Vancouver. Of course, the U of A has the better library. :) I hope you have time to hit the wineries in Kelowna (40 minute flight from Vancouver) and to hike the awesome Kettle Valley trail.

Joel Kelly said...

This is true! The UBC library is missing my favourite science database (Scopus). For now I've been using my U of A credentials until they run out.

Thanks for the BC recommendations! Are you back at the U of A?

laura271 said...

Sadly no. I'm a PhD student at the University of Western Ontario now.

I used to work at the UBC-O library in Kelowna so I know the UBC chemistry collection really well (and how lovely Kelowna is- particularly in October). No Scopus, Reaxys or SpringerMaterials!