The detection of interstellar boron sulfide: A Motivational Correspondance

Aimed at grad students/one-day grad students - this email encompasses a mentality in the field that you may have to deal with. Be warned.


Does everyone remember the famous letter from Caltech chemist Erick Carreira to his unruly, unmotivated, and apparently unprincipled laboratory assistant? Or subsequent discussion about the compulsory workaholic culture of academic chemistry which followed the letter’s publication in 2010?