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12:56 AM
Thanks @NikeDattani shall do :) Will hopefully get to it this afternoon, as this aspect is a bit of a labor of love for me - while i must do the other work to keep the lights on hehe
also pls dumb it down quite a bit for me if you can
 
 
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6:05 PM
Hi @mykd ! How are you?
 
6:24 PM
@NikeDattani Hi! Doing great!
 
@mykd That's good news! I don't hear that very often anymore since the pandemic began! Any positive news to share lately?
 
A bit stuck currently. But I am back home for a while.
 
@mykd What does "stuck" mean?
 
"Stuck" as in with respect to my work.
 
@mykd Sorry to hear that, is there anything we can do to help?
Maybe HWHH (@HenryWHHack) can help :)
 
6:39 PM
No, it's much more related to experiment/calculation design.
Did you have any perspective on this question? mattermodeling.stackexchange.com/questions/8812/…
 
@mykd I remember seeing it, and it seems that I already upvoted it, but I didn't know much about the BZ reaction. What is the motivation behind this question?
@antimony I'll give you an answer with some references which I know, but working on spectral densities is also a "labor of love for me" and in your words "doesn't keep my lights on". So I don't think the concept of "dumbing down" will apply to my answer. However, with about 4500 members on MMSE, there might be someone who knows more about the subject than me, and I hope that my answer inspires others to write better answers!
 
I am essentially trying to look into areas in computational studies of abiogensis and if on a longer timescale, non-linear reactions might be crucial in explaining how initial biomolecules were formed.
On a quick glance I couldn't find prominent MD studies on non-linear reactions, hence I posted this question.
 
7:12 PM
@mykd Very interesting! What precisely do you mean by "non-linear reaction" in this context?
A former-colleague of mine when I was at McMaster, worked on abiogensis.
 
7:30 PM
More accurately, oscillatory reactions which are responsible for small biomolecules such as the DNA base pairs, simple lipids and amino acids. You can have various structural, regio- and stereoisomers, yet there only a limited number of naturally occurring biological "building blocks"
 
 
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8:51 PM
@mykd When you say "which are responsible for small biomolecules", do you mean "which are responsible for the generation of small biomolecules"?
 
9:27 PM
@NikeDattani yes
 
 
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11:40 PM
@mykd Which reaction in the synthesis pathways for biomolecules, is oscillatory?
 

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