Tuesday, September 15, 2009

3 years


After I dug up a paper I'm supposed to read for class, I ran a search for dh's work, keyword "nebula" (that being mainly what I understand his work to have been on). Turns out he got cited a month after he died. Anyway, here's the cryptic export of the list of 4 papers the search turned up, on which he's author:

FN ISI Export Format
VR 1.0
PT J
AU GOHARJI, A
ADAMS, S
TI THE C/O ABUNDANCE RATIO IN THE PLANETARY-NEBULA IC-2501
SO MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY
SN 0035-8711
PY 1984
VL 210
IS 3
BP 683
EP 691
UT ISI:A1984TL60400014
ER
PT J
AU ADAMS, S
SEATON, MJ
HOWARTH, ID
AURIERE, M
WALSH, JR
TI K648, THE PLANETARY-NEBULA IN THE GLOBULAR-CLUSTER M15
SO MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY
SN 0035-8711
PY 1984
VL 207
IS 3
BP 471
EP 489
UT ISI:A1984SK71300002
ER
PT J
AU ADAMS, S
SEATON, MJ
TI ULTRAVIOLET-SPECTRA OF PLANETARY-NEBULAE .7. THE ABUNDANCE OF CARBON IN THE VERY LOW EXCITATION NEBULA HE2-131
SO MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY
SN 0035-8711
PY 1982
VL 200
IS 1
BP P7
EP P12
UT ISI:A1982NV87600032
ER
PT J
AU ADAMS, S
PENN, CJ
SEATON, MJ
TI WHERE EXACTLY IS THE PLANETARY-NEBULA IN M15
SO OBSERVATORY
SN 0029-7704
PY 1980
VL 100
IS 1039
BP 209
EP 209
UT ISI:A1980KU33200014
ER

I have carefully saved his proofs of these, his notes, reference books, etc.

And today, I'm mourning him. And reading neuroscience research. And dealing with the roofers. I think of his coaching when I run; I think of his work as I contemplate doing my own; I wish he were here to talk about all of it with. Then again, if he were here, I probably wouldn't be doing most of it. He'd be proud of me, and a little bemused.

I feel comforted that his work's still there, part of the larger community of research, where everyone grabs hold of those who have gone before and tries to remember and build on what we know. It's like he's waving at me, or at least nodding, while I read the groundbreaking work on LTP.

Breathe, cry, read, breathe, repeat.

6 Comments:

Blogger Lucia said...

Hugs.

2:39 PM  
Anonymous Lynne said...

I know he is very proud of you. Big hugs.

8:49 AM  
Blogger Jena the yarn harpy said...

Exactly as you said. Breathe, cry, read, breathe, repeat.
:::hug:::

9:18 AM  
Blogger Ruth said...

He would be tremendously proud to see what you've done with the last three years. Hugs to you, my dear.

8:56 AM  
Blogger Lorena said...

I'ma gettin' in that hug line!

7:46 AM  
Blogger Erin said...

wow Liz, you have really gone after it and this is somehting to be very proud of. You definitly have someone looking down at you cheering

2:58 PM  

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