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Name That Awesome Scientist: Sir Cyril Astley Clarke!

Last week I challenged people to identify the individual in this image:

Obviously not a memorable face then!

I got various answers on Twitter and Facebook, and even caught someone fishing for answers on a forum (very naughty, I’m watching you). I got some fantastic answers sent in. Some were very intelligent guesses, others were just hilarious. Some people suggested respected scientists such as Ernst Mary and Karl Landsteiner, while others went with musicians and film stars. Personally, my favourite answer was “the dad from chitty chitty bang bang”. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the correct answer. Read the rest of this entry


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