Legend of Chrystallographers’ Beards

Inspired by the Ig Nobel Prize-winning study “Microbiological Laboratory Hazard of Bearded Men“, investigator Steve Dahms alerts us to a legend about chrystallographers’ beards. One account appears in the study: “Gerhard M.J. Schmidt, 1919-1971“, David Ginsberg, Israel Journal of Chemistry, Vol. 10,1972, pp. 59-72. [Schmidt is pictured here, at right.] The author writes: “Both as […]