no ensemble averaging

February 7, 2013 at 12:24 pm | | nerd

I’ve been making these nerdy CafePress products for many years. The most “popular” idea I came up with was a pin that denounced ensemble averaging in favor of single-molecule spectroscopy. (At some point in 2006, I saw random science folks wearing my buttons and they claimed that someone their lab made them, so I added the copyright. But I’m more than happy to have other people “borrow” the design.)

newnoEA_copyright sms-bio

For the 2010 Single-Molecule Approaches to Biology Gordon Conference, we made a slightly different design and W.E. handed them out to attendees.

I used to own a car with several of these bumper stickers on it, and I thought I was a super-nerd. Well, I’ve been way out-nerded: a friend (Jan Lipfert via Adam Cohen) emailed me these photos from BPS in Philly.

no ea car1no ea car2

That really cracked me up! Does anyone know who this super-nerd is?

So, to keep up with the times, I’m creating a new product. It celebrates the state-of-the-art efforts to break the diffraction limit of light microscopy.

no lambda over 2na

I’m inspired to detail my car, but I don’t think my wife would appreciate it.

Update: It’s Yale E. Goldman. Apparently, he needed to cover a big scratch! Best. Reason. Ever. A tractor trailer veered into his lane and the wheel scrapped away his paint. He sent me this before-and-after:

no ea car3 no ea car4


RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

  1. This is awesome and made my morning. That is all.

    Comment by Mary E — February 8, 2013 #

  2. What i don’t realize is in reality how you are no longer
    actually a lot more smartly-appreciated than you might be now.
    You are so intelligent. You know thus considerably in relation to this topic,
    produced me in my view believe it from numerous varied angles.

    Its like men and women aren’t involved until it is one thing to accomplish with Girl gaga!

    Your personal stuffs nice. All the time maintain it up!

    Comment by ร้อยไหม — October 24, 2014 #

Leave a comment

thanks for the comment

three − = 1

Powered by WordPress, Theme Based on "Pool" by Borja Fernandez
Entries and comments feeds. Valid XHTML and CSS.