“Science is a method to keep yourself from kidding yourself”.
Edwin Land, scientist and inventor (1909-91)
Monday, 4 July 2016
Art non nouveau
Most organisations have a depressing hidden storeroom, the repository for the
unloved and unwanted, the graveyard for no longer used equipment. We are
grateful for Neil Davey (Thermo Fisher Scientific) for alerting us to
Northwestern University’s brilliant solution; redefine old apparatus as
artwork. Gate B11 at Chicago O’Hare airport has an interesting exhibit. The VG VG FIM100 atom-probe field-ion
microscope was originally installed by our own Carl Richardson many years ago.
I await seeing the diamond encrusted Escalab MkII on show at Heathrow.