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[*] posted on 26-3-2012 at 05:44
Science crushes!


I currently have a raging "science boner" for David Liu.

This project: http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v472/n7344/full/nature0... was elegant, based on principles that any undergraduated biochemistry student could understand, and yet putting it all together was a stroke of genius, and I am sure half a dozen people are kicking themselves for not figuring it out before. Still, Apparently that experiment took five years to set up and then in two weeks he generated enough data to launch half a dozen careers. Awesome.

Any of you (gender appropriate pronoun)s got a science crush? Share their names and papers if you will.
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[*] posted on 26-3-2012 at 08:22


I did have a longstanding (ooops?) crush on Jimmie Oxley!
I'm over it, though!




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[*] posted on 26-3-2012 at 08:58


Wow. A science boner. Now I can die in peace.



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[*] posted on 27-3-2012 at 14:00


Have to be on Professor Martyn Poliakoff and his great research with green chemistry (and the amazing hair of course):)



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[*] posted on 27-3-2012 at 17:17


<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZMEQmVaRcY" target="_blank">Laurie King</a> of Imperial College London
Geologist <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=P-8YckQv5C0#t=1315s" target="_blank">Dr. Laura Evenstar</a>
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=MTq1hzhCF0g#t=58s" target="_blank">Carola Pomplun</a> of GSI
Egyptologist <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1jRaQuOFGs" target="_blank">Dr. Kara Cooney</a>
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kO7kRvzC09E" target="_blank">Olympia Brown</a> of The Royal Institution (of Great Britain)
Engineer <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOt_RmmphDI" target="_blank">Jeri Ellsworth</a>

[Edited on 3/28/12 by bfesser]




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[*] posted on 27-3-2012 at 18:43


Quote: Originally posted by bfesser  
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZMEQmVaRcY" target="_blank">Laurie King</a> of Imperial College London
Geologist <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=P-8YckQv5C0#t=1315s" target="_blank">Dr. Laura Evenstar</a>
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=MTq1hzhCF0g#t=58s" target="_blank">Carola Pomplun</a> of GSI
Egyptologist <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1jRaQuOFGs" target="_blank">Dr. Kara Cooney</a>
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kO7kRvzC09E" target="_blank">Olympia Brown</a> of The Royal Institution (of Great Britain)
Engineer <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOt_RmmphDI" target="_blank">Jeri Ellsworth</a>

[Edited on 3/28/12 by bfesser]


I think the OP was more interested in the science of the scientist than in being blinded by the scientist ... :)

But, if she had a poster out and if my wife wouldn't object to same, I'd have a poster of Jeri Ellsworth in my lab. (All those brains, and a beautiful, um, mind to go with them.)

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[*] posted on 27-3-2012 at 20:19


Gearhead_Shem_Tov, I'm aware of the OP's intentions. Some of the scientists in my post pertain to both. For example, the research of Dr. Evenstar on the Atacama desert is quite fascinating and gives me a "science boner". The Atacama is #1 on my list of places I'd love to visit (and collect mineralogical samples from) someday.



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[*] posted on 28-3-2012 at 21:31


Is it alright if mine are the two guys from mythbusters? :D
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[*] posted on 29-3-2012 at 00:33


what ever floats yer boat;)

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[*] posted on 29-3-2012 at 02:42


Einstein
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[*] posted on 29-3-2012 at 05:39


Quote: Originally posted by nora_summers  
Is it alright if mine are the two guys from mythbusters? :D


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[*] posted on 29-3-2012 at 09:14


got to admin he is a great mind...
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[*] posted on 29-3-2012 at 09:43


Quote: Originally posted by Loreenah  
Einstein


He's dead. Who is doing science right now that you like?
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