This page is a place for me, Derek Ashley Thomas, to let off a little steam as I wander around the world doing … science or something (“For the sake of science!”).

The beginning of my travels wasin Dortmund working at the Institute for Analytical Science for the entire month of March 2008. Now that that’s over, I’m sitting in Charlottesville, Virginia working for the UVA Computational Materials Group! Next, I’m headed to graduate school at the University of Tokyo in … you guessed it, Tokyo, Japan.

Hopefully, I’ll take plenty of pictures for your enjoyment and notify you of any interesting conversations or spot hilarity.


2 Responses to “About”

  1. Mom and Dad Says:

    Dear Derek:

    Great pictures each day. We loved the tree. Keep exploring. We feel like we are there with you!

    Lots of love,

    Mom and Dad

  2. Taylor Says:


    Hope you are having a good time in Nippon. I’ll let you know if I can make it over there. Also, let me know if you ever head over to SE Asia…I might be able to meet up with you.


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