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Sat Oct 19, 2019, 08:31 AM

2. When I was in high school, I knew of him from the Urey-Miller experiment...

...but very little else. It was just a name; when I was young I tended to think more about the science and less about the scientists who created it.

I certainly didn't know about him as the discoverer of deuterium.

It's funny because when I was a kid I used to run NMR's in the evenings and on weekends in Urey Hall at UCSD, and the Chem Library was where I did all of my library work in those days, but I never thought about Urey. I don't live in San Diego any more, but the last time I visited it, the Chem library was gone and had moved into that Dr. Suess library that always makes me nervous because of its center of gravity in an earthquake zone.

I guess Urey was easy to miss, because even though he was a very big guy, he hung out among giants, in the Manhattan project and elsewhere.

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