I have not been writing to the blog for approximately 2.5 years. That period overlaps with the birth of my second child, pandemic, and absence of research funding – all the reasons for prioritizing family and grant writing above the blog writing. At the moment, there are no barriers to blogging, as I have the MSCA fellowship, some vaccine protection, and my adapted to a nursery.

I am now returning to that blog for several reasons. First, it is the right place for summarising research activity. Foremost for myself and close colleagues. Second, I feel the need to communicate science-related thoughts and emotions, especially in changing the working environment (from Tartu Univ. to Copenhagen Univ.). So, I am back!

Oriental fonts in Ubuntu


for i in fonts-kacst fonts-kacst-one fonts-khmeros-core fonts-lklug-sinhala fonts-guru fonts-nanum fonts-noto-cjk fonts-takao-pgothic fonts-tibetan-machine fonts-guru-extra fonts-lao fonts-sil-padauk fonts-sil-abyssinica fonts-tlwg-* fonts-lohit-* fonts-beng fonts-beng-extra fonts-gargi fonts-gubbi fonts-gujr fonts-gujr-extra fonts-kalapi fonts-lohit-gujr fonts-samyak-* fonts-noto-unhinted fonts-noto-hinted fonts-navilu fonts-nakula fonts-orya-extra fonts-pagul fonts-sahadeva fonts-sarai fonts-smc fonts-telu-extra fonts-wqy-microhei; do
sudo apt purge -y $i

echo “==== Fixing font cache”
sudo fc-cache -f -v && sudo dpkg-reconfigure fontconfig

echo “==== Packages remained (each containing multiple fonts)”
dpkg -l fonts*|grep ^ii|awk ‘{print $2}’

read -p “Press any key to close.”

Performance of SCAN density functional for a set of ionic liquids

We have evaluated the performance of a recently developed non-empirical Strongly Constrained and Appropriately Normed (SCAN) density functional on electronic structurecalculations of ionic liquids. We show that SCAN reproduces coupled-cluster results for describing the employed dataset of 48 ionic pairs, and we recommend it for the high-throughput screening of ionic liquids.

This paper was accepted to be published in the International Journal of Quantum Chemistry. For a limited time, it is available free of charge at:  rdcu.be/DZOT