publication date: Wednesday, February 2, 2005 (part of Round XXIV)

category: Science

clue: You'll have this latest round all tied up if you can provide one elegant, simple answer.

explanation: Brenner was a molecular biologist best known for decades-long research on roundworm species Caenorhabditis elegans ("elegant") and for writing a semi-humorous column "Loose Ends" ("tied up"). more…

solved by: no one!

trivia: Incorrect guesses included two for Brian Greene, two for Edward Witten, and one for Richard Feynman.


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