publication date: Saturday, October 26, 2019 (part of Fall 2019)

category: Science

clue: This native Chicagoan is a meme machine, thanks in part to citations by George Takei and Stephen Hawking.

explanation: Physicist Pasterski has been the subject of several trending memes and articles, especially after Hawking cited her work and Takei promoted it online. more…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Matthew Preston, and Erik Bates


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