We share Nature’s back to the thesis videos, and some of our favorite #threewordthesis tweets
Last week, Nature visited a few prominent scientists to take them back to their theses.
First up was Francis Collins, director of the NIH, with Semiclassical theory of vibrationally inelastic scattering, with application to H+ and H2 (1974). This is how it went.
Next, Sara Seager, a planetary scientist at MIT, revisits Extrasolar giant planets under strong stellar irradiation (1999).
Finally, Uta Frith, an autism pioneer and professor at University College London, takes a second look at Pattern detection in normal and autistic children (1968).
The videos prompted a resurgence of the #threewordthesis on Twitter. They ranged from the impressively accurate:
— Sara Rubeck (@punziepunk) July 13, 2016
Cold Europan Ice#threewordthesis
— Lonely Probe (@LonelyProbe) July 8, 2016
to the defeatist:
Nothing is working #3wordthesis
— Julie Blommaert (@Julie_B92) July 6, 2016
#threewordthesis would be a 300% improvement on what I have written
— Kathie Dello (@KathieDello) July 8, 2016
to the practical:
— Michelle Guitard (@mgmakai) July 8, 2016
— Henry Gee (@henrygeenature) July 6, 2016
to the perhaps-just-a-litte-bit-glib:
#threewordthesis drugs and lasers (subtitle: 300 ways not to do a southern or western blot)
— Ginger (@FlySci) July 7, 2016
Totally disparate projects #threewordthesis
— Raychelle Burks (@DrRubidium) July 6, 2016
And, finally and inevitably, to the political.
— Donald Trump, PhD (@ScientistTrump) July 6, 2016
Can you describe your thesis in three words? Let us know on Twitter.