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Thursday, April 7, 2011

George Whitesides: SIMPLICITY: a question of style and three easy pieces


On february 20, 2011 chemist George Whitesides gave a lecture at the AAAS-conference in Washington DC:


Simplicity: a question of style and three easy pieces


Whitesides is the most highly cited living chemist with a wonderful track record of scientific breakthroughs and inventions. In this lecture he claims that scientists should be guided much more by the concept of SIMPLICITY.


Listen here to my audio-recording:



After the lecture I have interviewed Whitesides both about simplicity and about cheap diagnostics for the Dutch national newspaper NRC Handelsblad. You can find the Dutch text of this article here.