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Love and Fear in the Lab
March 14, 2013 8:33 PM   Subscribe

Uri Alon, professor of molecular cell biology at the Weizmann Institute of Science, gives a lecture on the subjective and emotional sides of doing science at CalTech, complete with guitar.
posted by pombe (4 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
It's Caltech, not CalTech.
posted by mr_roboto at 8:58 PM on March 14, 2013 [4 favorites]


Alon is one of my scientific heroes. For anyone (like myself) who would otherwise be inclined to dismiss this as a bunch of hippy woo, know that Alon is a total beast.
posted by lambdaphage at 9:03 PM on March 14, 2013 [2 favorites]


Probably not a nurturing enough question to ask, but is there a transcript?

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Also, this couldn't have come at a better time for me, as I'm trying to modulate my response to my undergrad research student's productivity somewhere along the axis of:

"Take all the time you need to resolve your personal problems: a happy scientist is a productive scientist"

and

"The Beatings will Continue Until Morale Improves"
posted by lalochezia at 6:25 AM on March 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


Is that really a guitar?
posted by found missing at 8:23 AM on March 15, 2013


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