Monday, 29 October 2018

Puns in author lists

A tweet, below, that I saw yesterday asks (jokingly, I assume) for potential scientific collaborators just to make amusing author lists:
There is already a famous example in nuclear (astro-)physics: The Alpher, Bethe, Gamow paper whose author list was partly contrived to make a play on the first three letters of the Greek alphabet.

With my surname (Stevenson) I don't see much scope for good co-authorship puns.  Perhaps I should marry my partner, and take her surname, Fox.  Then I can collaborate with a Hunt, Hunter, Cub or Trot (if those are even names), or perhaps just changed my title to "Fantastic Mr".

Readers, are you aware of any other such punning author lists, or have any aspirations of your own?

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