06. December 2010 · Comments Off on Oh Well · Categories: News, Oboe

You know how I sometimes respond to someone’s amazing talent with “But can she make an oboe reed?”

Meet Felisa Wolfe-Simon, the lead scientist behind the whiz-bang discovery about potential new life forms. Though only in her early 30s by “standard graduation-year math,” she is already “insanely accomplished by anyone’s standards,” writes Irin Carmon. She’s also a model in varied interests, with a double degree in biology/chemistry and oboe performance from Oberlin, plus a Ph.D in oceanography from Rutgers.

I guess the answer with this particular woman is, “Yes. Yes she can.”

I prefer not to think of her as some sort of genius or anything, though. I’m just gonna call her “arsenic lady”.

I read it here.

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