Improbable Research Collection #123

William Lipscomb

William Lipscomb, the 1976 Nobel laureate in chemistry, is a Kentucky colonel. He is famous for wearing string ties. Here he demonstrates how to tie a string tie. We made this video as part of the celebration for Professor Lipscomb’s upcoming 90th birthday.

This is the new episode — #123, “Professor Lipscomb demonstrates how to tie a string tie” — of the Improbable Research TV series.

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