I’ve been silent on the blog for the week because I was attending the Frontiers in Optics meeting of the Optical Society of America in Rochester, NY this week. Hopefully I’ll have more to say about that soon, but…
In the meantime, let me give a belated announcement that 52nd edition of The Giant’s Shoulders history of science blog carnival has been posted at the Friends of Darwin blog! It is a “heroic” edition of the carnival — once we get past the naive vision of folks like Darwin being solitary geniuses who worked alone, we find that there are a lot more “scientific heroes” who contributed to and led to great discoveries.
In this edition, you can read about:
- How Friedrich Miescher discovered what later became known as DNA in decomposing pus,
- How statistics were used to improve the quality of Guinness,
- Richard Owen, the “sea-serpent killer”,
- and much more!
I would like to thank Richard Carter for putting together an excellent themed carnival!
The next edition will be posted on the 16th of November and will be hosted by the ever-awesome Scicurious at The Scicurious Brain. Entries can be submitted to Thony C or myself via email (or comments), or can be submitted directly to the carnival host.