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Transition State Theory (TST), Mario-style.
Completed 20140512.
TST allows us to calculate rate constants on the basis of the molecular degrees of freedom (translational, rotational & vibrational are the most typical) of the reactant, product, and a transition state. Here, Mario has a chance to get to the end product, but he must first enter a transition state by climbing the “activation energy staircase”. Once there, there is no turning back according to the Koopa Paratroopa: a key assumption in TST is the irreversible transition to product once the transition state has been formed. This transition is assumed to derive from a translational degree of freedom. Will Mario decide to go this route, or to enter the dark tight quantum tunnel?

Transition State Theory (TST), Mario-style.

Completed 20140512.

TST allows us to calculate rate constants on the basis of the molecular degrees of freedom (translational, rotational & vibrational are the most typical) of the reactant, product, and a transition state. Here, Mario has a chance to get to the end product, but he must first enter a transition state by climbing the “activation energy staircase”. Once there, there is no turning back according to the Koopa Paratroopa: a key assumption in TST is the irreversible transition to product once the transition state has been formed. This transition is assumed to derive from a translational degree of freedom. Will Mario decide to go this route, or to enter the dark tight quantum tunnel?

"If I had wings like Noah’s dove, I’d fly up the river to the one I love; fare thee well, my honey, fare thee well"

  • Track: Fare Thee Well (Dink's Song)
  • Artist: Oscar Isaac
  • Album: Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Plays: 19

"He got the money, he got the fold lines, but he got the problems banging on his door - my love’s not a limit"

  • Track: Mexican Mavis
  • Artist: Boy & Bear
  • Album: With Emperor Antarctica
  • Plays: 10

1 more day! Heading to Gamestop Prudential tonight for the midnight release - can’t wait to hold my Pokémon Y in my hands at 12.01am!

  • Track: Ending
  • Artist: Skotein
  • Album: Pokémon Reorchestrated: Kanto Symphony

2 more days till the release of Pokémon X & Y here in the US!

  • Track: Dreams and Adventures (Oak's Opening Speech)
  • Artist: Skotein
  • Album: Pokémon Reorchestrated: Kanto Symphony

The new Pokémon games are coming out in 3 days. What better way to celebrate this by listening to reorchestrated music from the original games. The guy who arranged this is brilliant…  Memories…  Flooding back…

  • Track: Pokémon Red and Blue (Opening Theme)
  • Artist: Skotein
  • Album: Pokémon Reorchestrated: Kanto Symphony
  • Plays: 9

"I’ve been through the desert and I’ve been across the sea, I’ve been walking through the mountains, I’ve wandered through the trees for her"

  • Track: She Lit a Fire
  • Artist: Lord Huron
  • Album: Lonesome Dreams

"It sounds like we would have had a great deal to say to each other; I bet when I leave my body for the sky, the wait will be worth it"

  • Track: Airplanes
  • Artist: Local Natives
  • Album: Gorilla Manor

"Astair, you’re there and I’m still here - I swear I’m so confused: the signs you wear are making me feel like I’m the one to lose. But the canyons and the seas: are they just what you need or are they less than what you’d expect to see?"

  • Track: Astair
  • Artist: Matt Costa
  • Album: Songs We Sing
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Katia & Gerold Schneider - Allmeinde Commongrounds, a flexible multi-purpose community and artistic space in a renovated barn, Lech am Arlberg 2006. Photos (C) Günter Richard Wett.

I love the use of wood here, as well as the superb vaulted ceiling. I feel the vaulted ceiling gives the house a sense of space, with the use of wood being a tempering agent: it prevents the high ceilings from making the house feel too “empty”. Wood always makes places feel (and smell) warm, cozy, and homely.