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A strange moth story


The reasons for moving to Cornell...
Freeman Dyson
Nobel prize winners here at Cornell
Hans Bethe
Oscar Wilde
Diana Athill
Naming a new molecule after a famous actress
Thomas Eisner Scientist
Views Duration
1. Naming a new molecule after a famous actress 383 04:14
2. A strange moth story 146 06:04
3. My friendship with Ed Wilson 135 03:56
4. An American road trip with Ed Wilson 101 02:00
5. I was so lucky to have a road trip with Ed Wilson 125 01:26
6. The controversy of EO Wilson's Sociobiology theory 296 02:36
7. Why entomologists taste bugs: A firefly story 179 07:48
8. Wolf in sheep's clothing: An aphid story 119 04:21
9. Defence and attack mechanisms: The grasshopper mouse story 92 03:32
10. How Antlions capture their prey 89 02:07
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The late Thomas Eisner (1929-2011), a professor at Cornell University, was a world authority on animal behavior, ecology, and evolution, and a pioneer of chemical ecology, the discipline dealing with the chemical interactions of organisms. Eisner was a well-known nature photographer, an avid pianist and occasional conductor.

Listeners: Christopher Sykes

Christopher Sykes is a London-based television producer and director who has made a number of documentary films for BBC TV, Channel 4 and PBS.

Tags: Cornell University, Mighty Aphrodite, Oscar, Labor Day, National Academy of Sciences, Mirasorvone, Thermonectus marmoratus, Mira Sorvino, Dave Letterman

Duration: 4 minutes, 15 seconds

Date story recorded: 2000

Date story went live: 13 July 2010