Dr. McEnzyme Stubbe
Prof. JoAnne Stubbe and Dr. McEnzyme Stubbe.
JoAnne Stubbe is an American chemist best known for her work on ribonucleotide reductases, for which she was awarded the National Medal of Science in 2009. In 2017, she retired as the Professor of Chemistry & Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The emeritus biochemist JoAnne Stubbe had enrolled her pet dog named Dr. McEnzyme Stubbe (also known as Zymie) in her research group, and Dr. McEnzyme had its official email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) and picture on the group’s website. Dr. McEnzyme tops the list of other group members.
Dr. Shalosh B. Ekhad
Prof. Doron Zeilberger and Dr. Shalosh B. Ekhad (Courtesy of Doron Zeilberger).
The mathematician Doron Zeilberger of Rutgers University helped his close partner – an aspiring PC with the empathetic name Shalosh B. Ekhad – achieve burgeoning visibility in the academic realm.
Just like Dr. McEnzyme Stubbe, Dr. Ekhad has its own email address (email@example.com) and delights in engaging in heated debates with human mathematicians.
Dr. Ekhad is Prof. Zeilberger’s first UNIX 3B1 personal computer, AT&T 3B1, is named after its model number in Hebrew (“Shalosh” and “Ekhad” mean “Three” and “One” in Hebrew, respectively). Dr. Ekhad not only had at least 24 articles in the Web of Science (WoS), 53 articles on arXiv.org, and 5 online webBooks but also had its own official homepage, and even a personal journal, The Personal Journal of Shalosh B. Ekhad and Doron Zeilberger. Ekhad published 77 articles on the personal journal. Dr. Ekhad has also contributed to the accession of the neologisms “shaloshable” and “non-shaloshable” to conceptualize whether a mathematical proof can be performed by computer via computable algorithms.
- Zhiwen Hu, Jian Zhang, Yongfeng Huang, Liang Chen, Chuhan Wu, Zhongliang Yang. Named nonhumans crossing the line. Science, 2019, https://science.sciencemag.org/content/365/6452/426/tab-e-letters. [download id=”4548″]
- Zhiwen Hu, Yiping Cui, Jian Zhang, Jacqueline Eviston-Putsch. Shalosh B. Ekhad: A Computer Credit for Mathematicians, Scientometrics, 2019. DOI: 10.1007/s11192-019-03305-7
- List of Shalosh B. Ekhad’s articles. http://sites.math.rutgers.edu/~zeilberg/ekhad/papers.html