Which famous chemist are you?
The BYU Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry honors chemists of the past, present, and future. Which famous chemist from history best matches your personality? Take this quiz to find out.
A Polish-French chemist with determination and grit, Marie Curie is one of the most iconic chemists of all time. Part of an iconic husband-wife research duo, Curie discovered radium and conducted world-changing research that paved the way for atomic developments and radiation treatment discovery. An advocate for women in STEM, athlete, caring, and with a free spirit, Marie Curie was a devoted wife and mother--a truly inspiring figurehead for the chemists of today.
Like Curie, you are a loving family member and are devoted to the people who matter to you. Kind and compassionate with a rebellious streak of determination, you seek to provide opportunities to people around you and are an advocate for making the world a better place.
Learn more about her life by clicking visiting https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marie_Curie.
Father of the pastuerization process, Louis Pastuer is also known for the foundations of early vaccine development. In addition to discovering the basis of microbiology, Pastuer also loved to paint. His wife served as his laboratory assistant, proving that collaboration serves as strong ground for a successful marriage. He is known for being a stellar academic, stalwart researcher, strict teacher, and precise in his methodology.
Like Pasteur, you are a fierce researcher and enjoy teaching. You appreciate learning with the people around you and find it as a way to create meaningful connections, but can sometimes come across as stand-offish or strict. You are interested in medical advancements, academia, and, perhaps, have a penchant for fine cheeses and dairy.
Read more about Pasteur's life by visiting https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Pasteur.
Dmitri Mendeleev is best known as the Father of the Periodic Table of Elements. Born in Russia in 1834, he also helped develop Russia's first oil rig and was instrumental in studying petroleum. A jack-of-all trades, he also enjoyed studying astronomy, physics, geology, and meteorology. Infamous for a complicated and sometimes scandalous romantic life, Mendeleev is also purported as the standardizer for vodka concentration percentages and developed chemicals for and supported the Russian navy and defense system.
Like Mendeleev, you appreciate organization with a tinge of personalized chaos. You have a variety of hobbies and interests in which you excel, but it sometimes is hard to narrow down your interests or activities to one thing at a time. Your relationships are sometimes complicated, but you are intensely committed to your chosen friends and family. You may be mischievous, slightly rebellious, and are always on the lookout for new opportunities to explore and hobbies to try. You may or may not also have a particular fondness for fire and explosions.
To learn more about Mendeleev and his life, visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dmitri_Mendeleev.
Mario Molina was a Mexican chemist who died in 2020. He spent his life researching Earth's ozone layer and co-introduced the theory of ozone depletion. An accomplished violinist, Molina also established a non-profit organization to research environment and energy relationships. He was also an advocate for wearing medical masks to slow the transmission of air-borne diseases, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Like Molina, you are an intentional person who cares about the consequences of their actions. You care about the environment and are a lover of the great outdoors while also appreciating the advances of technology. You are constsantly looking for ways to leave things better than you found them and are an advocate for sustainable solutions to modern problems.
To learn more about Molina's life, visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mario_Molina.