This formulaic scribble could be the key to the first experiment!
(and yes the benzene ring has been tagged with that Ouroboros symbol, it didn’t take long for such a dream icon to seep in!)
“An sich zerstreut” (trans: “scattered in itself”) is a quote from Immanuel Kant, Critique of Pure Reason, 1781 (B133). This seems to resonate with some essential quality of the strange new materials being created in the lab. (I have been reading Kant on the train to the CSIRO, as a kind of philosophical OH&S induction – I think it works!)
A long anticipated package is delivered to the CSIRO workshop, but upon opening it, nobody quite knows what is inside the containment vessel or how to activate it!
A poetically resonant start to my residency perhaps?
a late night approach towards the CSIRO….
and some more / different pre-research:
PW Anderson – more is different.
A warmup exercise, my first piezo-electric Rochelle salt crystal growing experiment, DIY recipes can be found here!
.. but was it a successful servicing!?