12 August 2016

Identification of a major intermediate along the self-assembly pathway of an icosahedral viral capsid

Our paper appeared in Soft Matter!
The modelling and fitting of the SAXS data required lengthy analysis and intensive calculations. In particular, we used the analytical model for scattering from spherical patches that I had published last year.

2 August 2016

Titles

I learned today that the title of the fourth book in Proust's Search of Lost Time (Sodome et Gomorrhe) was translated in English as Cities of the Plain, same as Cormac McCarthy's novel, and that the expression comes from King James Version of the Bible. Looks like most novels in the English language borrow their title from the KJV (Yeats's poems are a close second, though).

I also found out that the title to Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus was inspired by Spinoza's Tractatus Theologico-Politicus. Also, 60 years before Spinoza Robert Fludd wrote his Tractatus Theologo-Philosophicus, which is closer in title (although probably not in content).