academic grandfather

June 18, 2009 at 2:45 pm | | grad life, science community

I met my academic grandfather recently: A.J. Sievers was my PhD advisor’s—W.E. Moerner’s—PhD advisor at Cornell. He is a really friendly guy. Also, he told me interesting stories of when he worked for the Varian brothers and beat Hewlett (or was it Packard?) in a ping-pong match!

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  1. It’s interesting that my acadedmic grandfather is still currently in my department. It is scary when he came up to me and my supervisor and remarked that “we’re so much alike” and that one day I’ll probably take over his office :|

    Comment by Orange — June 19, 2009 #

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