Sunday, 18 October 2015

May the Mole be with you!!

Being a Librarian means you're constantly learning about things. Signing up to the profession commits you to being a lifelong learner, which is one of the great things about the job. One of the best things about my job here at OB's is that I get to learn from the students!

After badgering Andrew Medlicott to be part of Poetry Day last term, he counter-punched with me having to celebrate Mole Day and learn about an 18th century Italian scientist called Amedeo Avogadro who created the equation (6.02 x 1023) which has continued to make a whole lot of molecular scientists very excited each year.

So here is what I've learnt. A 'Mole' is not just a cute wee animal, a skin lump, a land formation or an informer. It is also a basic measuring unit in Chemistry for any given molecule. The link above will give you a nice definition. 

What you also need to know is that Mole Day is celebrated annually on the 23rd October from 6.02am - 6.02 pm, as it will be in the library this Friday. Come and check out the display and take some time to understand the Mole. I'm still trying with the help of this YouTube video!

                            May the Mole be with you!

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