djerassi debriefing

September 28, 2006 at 3:09 pm | | science and the public

Today, I had the opportunity to meet with Professor Carl Djerassi—the “father” of the pill—with a few other students. It was an informal 45-minute discussion ranging from our backgrouds, his views on where chemistry has been as a science and where it is going, his time in grad school and as a young professor in the 1940s and ’50s, and literature.

First of all, I sweartogod that he was wearing this exact outfit. He chastised chemists—as the worst among scientist—for not reading literature, not going to the theater, and not immersing themselves in culture while they immerse themselves in science; but he was forgiving. Actually, I was sorta hoping there’d be some juicy stuff to talk about, Djerassi being somewhat of a character, but he was just a nice old man with interesting views.

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