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#MemeYourThesis #MemeYourResearch


As we were hanging out recently, the idea came to us at the lab to create memes in order to summarize our work. We should be writing articles but hey, we needed the break, and so we shared them with each other in our last group meeting along with a good laugh. Here are some of the funniest ones.

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A fail safe method for Comp. Chem.

Having doughnuts during our weekly meetings has proven a huge success in itself:

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Finding transition states for organic chemical reactions can be a bit frustrating at times:

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Good old photosynthesis sparked a few realizations too:

We’re dealing with docking calculations for a massive number of molecules. This has sparked a few inside jokes too:

 

A conversation about heterocyclic nomenclature that sparked this other post:

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Try your own and share. Thanks for reading.

 

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#CompChem – Can Orbitals Be Directly Observed?


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Rank your QM knowledge according to Pauli’s Exclusion Principle


Pauli’s Exclusion Principle is a paramount concept in Quantum Mechanics which has implications from statistical mechanics to quantum chemistry, consequently, there are many different statements to summarize it depending on the forum. I occasionally joke with my students about how we learnt it in kindergarten an how we state it now at the end of our computational chemistry course.

So, are you a toddler or high up there with W. Pauli predicting the existence of sub-atomic particles at CERN? Which statement of Pauli’s Exclusion Principle sounds more familiar to you?

QM Evolutionary tree!

QM Evolutionary tree!

LOL just feeling a little humorous this morning!

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