A scientific motivation

I’m reading “The Poisoner’s Handbook” by Deborah Blum. During a chapter on carbon monoxide, she explains an experiment Alexander Gettler designed to test if humans can somehow absorb carbon monoxide after death (keep in mind that this was in 1924-25). Continue reading


Banned by Gaussian

I was reading a paper in preparation for summer research. The paper evaluates two fragmentation methods (FMO and SMF) against ab initio results, and I’m learning a lot about fragmentation methods. However, one particular section stood out (and not without reason) Continue reading