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Now as a chemist myself, I come across it both flattering but also concerning. Should we put on a lab coat and use chemical substances to be deemed to be “doing science”? As a physical chemist I in fact spent most of my time NOT wearing a lab coat or handling chemical compounds (at least in the preferred vision of chemical compounds – which means unsafe liquids and stuff). So even for myself, the stereotypical image of “A Scientist” fails to capture my standard scientific perform. It was named to honor 1 of the greatest German physicists of all time...