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