musings on music and life

February 2, 2015

RIP Carl Djerassi

Filed under: Chemistry — sankirnam @ 12:13 pm

Just heard the news that the eminent chemist and playwright Carl Djerassi passed away this weekend. Don’t have much to say about this except that he was never recognized for his work by the Nobel committee. I find this ludicrous, especially since his work has impacted billions of people. Chembark shares my sentiments and expresses his feelings much more coherently than I can.

EDIT: The Economist has a brief and surprisingly balanced summary of his life.

Advertisements

Leave a Comment »

No comments yet.

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: