September 24, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

Maria Goeppert-Mayer

3 min read

In science we often use equipment, methods, or units that are named after accomplished scientists of the past without even thinking about it. Originally, this piece was going to be dedicated to those pioneering scientists, but then I realized they are essentially all men with disturbingly few possible exceptions. Is there rampant sexism in science naming at work here? Let’s discuss some of these names and people. The Bunsen Burner Call me crazy, but I love the blue flame of a Bunsen burner. Where did this ubiquitous …Read More