Archive for August 2010

Recommended reading: “Streets of the optical scientists”

August 25, 2010

posted by: Damon Diehl

Greg Gbur over at Skulls in the Stars (note its new home at Scientopia) has posted a terrific travelogue of the many streets in Amsterdam that are named for scientists, with a large number of them being optical scientists. Greg and I both did our post-doctoral research with Taco “Yes that’s my real name” Visser at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, and this essay made me nostalgic for that time in my life. Fun trivia: Greg and I also were both physics undergraduates at the University of Chicago, then worked in the same Experimental Particle Physics lab, and then we both attended the University of Rochester for graduate school (albeit in separate departments).