Wednesday, July 16, 2008

My Favorite Scientist

The results of the last few years of my husband's work has just been accepted by a scientific journal. After MANY months of writing, editing, submitting (re-submitting), waiting and hand-wringing, the paper has been approved.

I don't write about him often--he's much more private and shy than I am--but every once in a while I want to run around and tell the world he's brilliant. I have had the opportunity to work with and meet many, many scientists in my past career and now through his work. One of things I love so much about him is his attention to detail, precision and sense of ethics. He will not cut corners or accept shortcuts in his work--something that has pitted less diligent co-workers against him and made his work more difficult.

Today though, is a victory for him. He is first author on a published project that he designed and mostly executed.

I wish my favorite scientist all the success and recognition in the world.

7 comments:

Alex the Odd said...

Awww congrats to the hubby! First published paper is a serious reason to celebrate and I hope the two of you are doing just that!

The closest I'm ever going to get to that is an acknowledgement and some proof reading duties ;)

Naomi said...

Yay!!!!
Thats pretty awesome, let me say.
Here's to the hubby.

Manda said...

Pop that cork and party! Make him that awesome apple cake!

Jayne said...

that is wonderful!! I know what that pride feels like... you just want to shout to the world, don't you?!! :)

that really is quite an accomplishment, and you two are very lucky to have each other. congratulations!

Girl With Curious Hair said...

Alex: it is a huge accomplishment, especially considering what goes on behind the scenes each time. You may have escaped the crazies on this one.

Naomi: Thank you!

Manda: Can you believe that's what he keeps asking for?

Jayne: I am pretty proud of his accomplishments. And since he rarely talks about them, I have to spread the word.

A Bowl Of Stupid said...

Please forward him my congrats, as well - I know that shit's a pain in the ass and it must feel great to have that monkey off his back!

But apple cake? C'mon, he's a scientist! No matter HOW cool he is, he's still a nerd by definition. As such, chances are he'd prefer tickets to comicon.

Hell, just look at Manny! He's a nerd and you know whre HIS preferences lie (after farm animals, of course). Yet again, Manny has never been published in anything but a police blotter, so I could be wrong.

Wow, that congrats devolved rather quickly into a smackdown on Manny, huh? Oh well ...

Ms. Jewess said...

I myself am married to a former engineer (which I'm sure is considered like the ugly stepsister in the scientific community) so I relate oh too well to this post. Congrats!