The Center for Interstellar Catalysis – Blog

This is a space for the reseachers at InterCat to share their experiences

Theoretical chemistry calculations and computers

Niels here! I will try to answer the question “how do we use computers to do theoretical chemistry calculations?”, by motivating why we use computers for chemistry calculations, and providing some examples of specific methods.

The motivation for incorporating computers into solving..

Posted by Niels Munch Mikkelsen in Research Roundtable, 0 comments

Hello from the Research Roundtable!

As Alfred mentioned in his final post, his and Julia’s activity on this blog is over. However, that does not mean the end of this blog. Instead, we will be taking over the blog, but with a different approach. In this article, we will explain what this approach will entail. But first, who are..

Posted by Luuk Kempen, Niels Munch Mikkelsen, and Ann Mary Wilson in Research Roundtable, 0 comments

Part a exam and a Danish masters

Hello, it has been a long time since the last blog post as Julia and I have been swamped and are working together on a new outreach method that we will unveil soon! This does mean we are going to leave the blog writing to the next new PhD students. However, in the meantime, I will write one final..

Posted by Alfred Hopkinson in Alfie&Julia, 1 comment

Forskningens Døgn – Day of Research

Today, we here at InterCat have had an opportunity to show off what the center researches to the wider general public of Denmark and now to the wider scientific community via the blog. This is because today here at Aarhus University it is Forskningens Døgn, which translates roughly to day of research…

Posted by Alfred Hopkinson in Alfie&Julia, 1 comment

What else should a PhD student do?

Through making the blog, I have detailed the process I have been through. The past year has seen me being stuck in the UK, moving to Denmark and being able to start my own research. I have talked more in depth about this and have explained some of what it is like moving abroad to study. However, I..

Posted by Alfred Hopkinson in Alfie&Julia, 0 comments

What is my research?

Throughout the blog, I have often talked about the fact I do scientific research as part of my PhD. However, I wanted to take this blog post as an opportunity to actually explain what my area of research is and how I do it. I got this idea when talking to people at my accommodation who I have probably..

Posted by Alfred Hopkinson in Alfie&Julia, 0 comments

Importance of scientific outreach

When Julia and I started the blog in March 2021 we aimed to document and share our experience of starting a PhD during the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. We firstly talked about how we were still trying to be productive while being stuck in our separate countries (such as in this post) and..

Posted by Alfred Hopkinson in Alfie&Julia, 0 comments