In Part 2 of our interview with Chris Coons, Unstable Isotope asks Mr. Coons to talk about how he will use his background in science to inform his decisions in the Senate.
Not captured on video was a discussion we had about science and technology committees in the Senate (I suggested he request to be on one of those). He then related some funny anecdotes about having “only” a B.A. in chemistry (as opposed to a B.S.) and then we got into a real chemgeek discussion about Physical Chemistry (it’s the O…M…G… class in the chemistry curriculum) and about how when he was a T.A. for the p-chem lab he told his professor that thermodynamics doesn’t make sense and she told him “you’re perfect!” (Maybe this is only hilarious if you’re a chemist). Oh well, perhaps lg can weigh in on this conversation.