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A strange moth story


Naming a new molecule after a famous actress
Thomas Eisner Scientist
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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