Today we're taking a bit of a break from boring old biochemical molecules and fruit flies to look at some specific individuals of the species Homo sapiens. Your task for today is to identify these men. I need all of their names and the name that collectively identifies them.
The answer is indirectly related to this week's Nobel Laureate. See if you can make the connection.
The first one to correctly identify the individuals and name the Nobel Laureate(s), wins a free lunch at the Faculty Club. Previous winners are ineligible for one month from the time they first collected the prize. There are only three ineligible candidates for this week's reward: Bill Chaney of the University of Nebraska, Dima Klenchin of the University of Wisconsin and Dale Hoyt from Athens, Georgia. Dale has agreed to donate the free lunch to a deserving undergraduate so the first undergraduate to win and collect a free lunch can also invite a friend.
Send your guess to Sandwalk (sandwalk (at) bioinfo.med.utoronto.ca) and I'll pick the first email message that correctly identifies the "molecule" and names the Nobel Laureate(s). Note that I'm not going to repeat Nobel Laureate(s) so you might want to check the list of previous Sandwalk postings by clicking on the link in the theme box.
Correct responses will be posted tomorrow. I reserve the right to select multiple winners if several people get it right.
The band is Aerosmith and this should remind you of the book "Arrowsmith" by Sinclair Lewis who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1930. Arrowsmith is a book about scientists.
Three people knew who the band was—one of them was Ms. Sandwalk! Only one person saw the connection between Aerosmith and a Nobel Laureate but that person (Dima) is ineligible. I decided to award the free lunch to Ms. Sandwalk, making her ineligible for any more lunches for one month!!!