|My tribute to Carl Woese 12/30/12|
Sadly, Carl Woese has passed away. I am collecting some links and posts about him here in his memory. He was without a doubt the person who most influenced my career as a scientist.
News stories about Woese’s passing
- Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette Visionary UI biologist Carl Woese, 84, dies
- U. of I. News: Renowned microbiologist Carl R. Woese dies at age 84
- University professor of microbiology dies at 84 years old
- Chicago Sun Times: Revolutionary U of I biologist Carl R. Woese dies
- NY Times: Carl Woese Dies at 84; Discovered Life’s ‘Third Domain’
- Wired: Carl Woese, (R)evolutionary Biologist
- Huff Post: Evolution Scientist Carl Woese Dies: ‘The Most Important Evolution Scientist of the 20th Century’
- Carl Woese Dies | The Daily Scan | GenomeWeb
- Chicago Tribune: Carl R. Woese, microbiologist and professor at U. of I., 1928-2012
Some of my posts about Woese
- January 2013 Reading in detail Carl Woese’s 1998 “Manifesto on Microbial Genomics” for the first time …
- April 2010 Most important paper ever in microbiology? Woese & Fox, 1977, discovery of archaea
- October 2010: Here’s hoping molecular classification/systematics of cultured & uncultured microbes wins #NobelPrize in medicine …
- September 2012: Some arguments for why Carl Woese (and probably Norm Pace) deserves a Nobel Prize
- Notes from a talk by Woese in 1993
- Evolution pumpkins – from Darwin to Woese
Storification of Tweets and other posts about his passing //storify.com/phylogenomics/rip-carl-woese.js?template=slideshow[View the story “RIP Carl Woese” on Storify]
Other posts worth reading about Woese’s passing
- So long, and thanks for all the Archaea » Pharyngula
- Prof. Carl Woese – 1928-2012 | C.W. Schadt | Microbial Ecology Lab
- A Sad Post: RIP Carl Woese! – Creatures Great AND Small …
- T. taxus: Carl Woese 1928-2012
- Carl Woese – NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe
- Honoring a scientific revolutionary from Rob Dunn
- In Memoriam Carl Woese from Karl Fogel’s blog
- Carl Woese dead at 84 – The Panda’s Thumb
- RIP Carl Woese: Evolutionary Pioneer from the DailyKos
- From Larry Smarr
- Reposting of a Woese interview in LaborJournal.De
- El árbol que plantó Carl R. Woese
- Archaea Are More Wonderful Than You Know
- A sad loss for Microbiology
- Curiosidades de la Microbiología: Carl Woese 1928-2012
- The new biology of Carl Woese
Some videos with Woese
|My graduate student Russell Neches used a laser to etch a picture of Carl Woese on a piece of toast.|
More about Carl Woese
Papers by Carl Woese is a group in Biological Sciences on Mendeley.
4 thoughts on “RIP Carl Woese: Collecting posts / notes / other information about my main science hero here”
Hmm. The toast thing was fun. You should send PZ Myers some Woesian toast. Anyway, 3D printers could be used to make “action figures” of famous scientists?
More seriously, thank you for collecting all of these resources. I am hopeful that Norm Pace and others will put together a video—suitable for students—outlining the work of Woese.
Thank you for putting together this beautiful page. Another memorial (although of course there are many, probably more than can be catalogued, let alone read by any one person): http://www.rants.org/2013/01/04/in-memoriam-carl-woese/ .
What a huge loss :-(.
I worked in Carl's lab from 1977 to 1983. Heady times! I think that I was the last technician who did RNA fingerprinting. Thank you for this wonderful tribute!
Christine Hahn Cahill
The Memorial Service for Carl R. Woese will be taking place on January 26, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. (CST).
For those that are unable to attend in person, the memorial will be streamed live and available for viewing at http://go.illinois.edu/carlwoesememorial