This blog’s author is Alex Scheeline, co-founder of SpectroClick, Professor of Chemistry Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, punster, avocational performer of popular music from the 20th century, and spectroscopist since 1971. The blog’s purpose? Enlightenment, of course!

February 4, 2019

When I was on my honeymoon in 1984 with Alice, I took along Doug Hofstadter’s Gödel, Escher, Bach for beach reading. How cool is that?

February 19, 2018

Even people familiar with diffraction gratings can sometimes take a while to get the equations right.

December 15, 2017

Never go to a museum with a diffraction grating at the ready.

July 6, 2017

Getting instrument kits designed, assembled, and transported from Urbana to Hanoi was a random walk.

June 22, 2017

A one-time adventure in teaching Quantitative Analysis in a distant city leads to an invitation to teach Instrumental Analysis.