Monday, April 06, 2009

Monday's Molecule #116

If you look closely you'll realize that these mouse embryos aren't really "molecules" in any meaningful sense of the word "molecule." That doesn't matter 'cause I still want you to identify what's going on here. This is the first time that I've resorted to using photographs from my previous life—shows you how desperate I'm getting!

The images are supposed to remind you of the work of some Nobel Laureates. See if you can guess who they are.

The first person to identify the photographs and the Nobel Laureates wins a free lunch at the Faculty Club. Previous winners are ineligible for one month from the time they first won the prize.

There are eight ineligible candidates for this week's reward: David Schuller of Cornell University, Adam Santoro of the University of Toronto, Dima Klenchin from the university of Wisconsin, Alex Ling from the University of Toronto, Bill Chaney of the University of Nebraska, Elvis Cela from the University of Toronto, Paul Horwich from Dalhousie University, and Devin Trudeau from the University of Toronto.

Dima and Bill have donated their free lunch to a deserving undergraduate so I'm going to continue to award an additional free lunch to the first undergraduate student who can accept it. Please indicate in your email message whether you are an undergraduate and whether you can make it for lunch.


Nobel Laureates
Send your guess to Sandwalk (sandwalk (at) 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 Prizes 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.

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