Thursday – 25th April
And so the 4th day of #RealTimeChem Week came to pass. And it was good. Much in the vein of the 24 favourite tweets of #RealTimeChem day, I’ve decided to highlight my favourite tweets of each day. I’ve also decided to give out awards to aforementioned tweets, with the three best tweets of the whole week winning a prize, which you can find out about on the FAQ!
These awards are ordered into Ag (10 winners), Au (7 winners) and Pt (3 winners). Within these categories they are in no particular order.
So without further ado, onto the awards.
Thursday. Started quite slow, they ended with a bang, with some great chemistry on show and just chemists being generally awesome. Hard task to choose my favourites for Thursday, but here goes…
I can’t resist a bit of whimsy and Annie’s flock of diethyl ether birds are just that.
annie (@AnnieGaset) April 25, 2013
We’ve all seen a mystery mess in a fumehood. Pierre plays CSI in the lab.
Pierre Morieux (@ChemDrawWizard) April 25, 2013
Luke once again, this time with a nice shot of some crystals. Pretty crystals are always good. Always.
Luke Gamon (@lgamon) April 25, 2013
Molecular modelling kits are indeed the chemists Lego, nice shot of this by Laura Jane.
Laura Jane (@laurajane0103) April 25, 2013
Angewandte Chemie join the #RealTimeChem party, by getting a little bit buried in their work. Great to see the publishing side of Chemistry taking part.
Angewandte Chemie (@angew_chem) April 25, 2013
Speaking of journals, they should probably make this suggestion from Chris a mandatory requirement.
#realtimechem week, realising how important coffee is. I think experimentals should include recommended no. of cups before trying each rxn.—
Chris Gallop (@scoutman21) April 25, 2013
P.C. has all the colours of the rainbow. Just don’t taste them, they aren’t skittles!
P.C. (@chemraven) April 25, 2013
Humourous Venn diagrams are always entertaining. Albano’s lab mate gives us some valuable information about NMR and 2nd order effects.
Albano Galán (@albanogalan) April 25, 2013
Andrew deserves recognition this week for his blog posts about classic papers, but that’s what #RealTimeChemCarnival is for. Taking pictures of classic apparatus like this Kugelrohr, that’s up this awards alley.
Andrew (@_byronmiller) April 25, 2013
I’m pretty sure that Michael made Kryptonite. Just in case Superman runs amok, we know who to call.
Michael C (@dange82) April 25, 2013
#RealTimeChem is quite the global endeavour, thanks to Gee for showing us these happy smiling young chemists and their pretty colours.
Gee Roxas (@squidring) April 25, 2013
There was a lot of glassware being flashed around on Thursday, but these have to be the cutest from Dr Jeff Bodwin.
Jeffrey Bodwin (@DrBodwin) April 25, 2013
The Grumpy Chemists keeps winning awards with great posts. Trust a cat to find a bird’s nest.
The Grumpy Chemist (@Chemistry_Kat) April 25, 2013
#FreeHandDrawings took over the feed for a while on Thursday and you can find most of them compiled at The Organic Solution. This awards could pretty much be full of them, so I’ve had to decide on my absolute favourites. Stuart was the first to really drop “the bomb” with a Buckyball. Damn him and his human ChemDraw abilities. 😉
Stuart Cantrill (@stuartcantrill) April 25, 2013
Susan shows off her tie-dye lab coat for the high schoolers. We should all have an spectacular lab coat for special days.
Susan Vickers (@susanmvickers) April 25, 2013
Lisa sums up a day of research in an organic laboratory in 6 seconds with vine. Too true.
Lisa Eytel (@LEwashington16) April 25, 2013
Dr Damilola raises all those chair configurations with a boat. 🙂
Damilola Daramola (@DrDaramola) April 25, 2013
Professor Dave shares a video by Keon a 1st year student at York. This is a fantastic idea that should be greatly encouraged, it’s the kind of thing that #RealTimeChem is all about, engagement and sharing your love of chemistry.
David K Smith (@professor_dave) April 25, 2013
We all learn different skills when we do a PhD and Reed has indeed learnt how to draw chairs. Such a fun tweet.
Reed Roberts (@ReedRoberts) April 25, 2013
Vittorio has something of a reputation for amazing chemistry videos. He made the trailer for #RealTimeChem week. This however is astounding work. Column chromatography meets Nintendo in a glorious symphony. An absolute highlight.
Vittorio Saggiomo (@V_Saggiomo) April 25, 2013