December 19, 2018

Israeli’s Nobel Award in Chemistry Was Not-So Crystal Clear

Imagine waking up to find an extra eye on your face.  An extra eye, mind you, when absolutely everybody knows all humans are genetically programmed for just two of those suckers.  That, in essence, was what Professor Dan Shechtman, 70, a professor of materials science at Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel discovered (no, not an eye, but equally as surprising).  In fact, Dr. Dan’s discovery was so implausible that the late Nobel-winning god of chemistry himself,