I love chemistry, but I am interested in so many other things too. I believe it's important to have a complete intellectual life, and it always makes me happy to find examples of people who took their love for science and created great art with it. Many would be surprised at how many great authors were also chemists. Here are a few of my favourites:

  • Isaac Asimov: Professor of biochemistry, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Kurt Vonnegut: biochemistry major, not a successful chemist though.
  • Robert M. Pirsig: biochemistry major

Can anyone help add to my list?


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    $\begingroup$ I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is not about chemistry. $\endgroup$ – Wildcat Oct 22 '16 at 23:13
  • $\begingroup$ got it. I wasn't sure whether or not this counted as "about chemistry", but I totally understand. Where is a good place to post this? $\endgroup$ – gannex Oct 22 '16 at 23:14
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    $\begingroup$ Within the chem.SE network, your best option is to come into chat. It's never a guaranteed answer, but neither is it guaranteed on main site. Otherwise, you'd have to look elsewhere because list questions are not on-topic here. I figure that /r/chemistry would quite like this question. $\endgroup$ – orthocresol Oct 23 '16 at 1:10
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    $\begingroup$ Before this gets closed: Carl Djerassi, Primo Levi ;) $\endgroup$ – Klaus-Dieter Warzecha Oct 23 '16 at 2:01
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    $\begingroup$ I liked the question! Although, everyone else is right when they say it shouldn't have been posted here :/ [ P.S- Danke @KlausWarzecha ] $\endgroup$ – paracetamol Oct 23 '16 at 6:46