The Art of Science by Joseph L. Goldstein
The Secret to a Successful Career in Science—According to Magritte
The surreal images of the Belgian artist Rene Magritte, characterized by juxtapositions and visual paradoxes, are widely used by advertisers, filmmakers, cartoonists, and graphic designers. If Magritte’s images have the power to influence the visual vocabulary of the modern media, they may also have the power to influence young scientists by pointing the way to a successful career.
There is no shortage of words of advice on how to become a successful scientist. Among the most celebrated scientists who have written on the subject are the physiologist Claude Bernard (1), the neuroscientist Santiago Ramon Y Cajal (2), the mathematician G. H. Hardy (3), the biochemist Hans Krebs (4), the immunologist Peter Medawar (5), the physicist Richard Feynman (6), and the molecular biologist François Jacob (7). More than tens of thousands of words of advice are contained in the writings of these seven scientists, not to mention the thousands of words of advice written by others.
2023 Lasker Medical Research Awards Jury
Top row, left to right
J. Michael Bishop, University of California, San Francisco ● Joseph Goldstein Chair of the Jury, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center ● Richard Lifton, Rockefeller University ● Bruce Stillman, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory ● Jeremy Nathans, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Jeffrey Friedman, Rockefeller University ● Charles Sawyers, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center ● Lucy Shapiro, Stanford University ● Michael Brown, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center ● Harold Varmus, Weill Cornell Medical College
Robert Lefkowitz, Duke University School of Medicine ● Peter Ratcliffe, University of Oxford ● Leslie Vosshall, Rockefeller University ● Laurie Glimcher, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Craig Thompson, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center ● Richard Locksley, University of California, San Francisco ● Xiaowei Zhuang, Harvard University ● William Kaelin, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute ● Dan Littman, NYU Langone Medical Center
Marc Tessier-Lavigne, Stanford University ● Erin O’Shea, Howard Hughes Medical Institute ● James Rothman, Yale University
Public Service Award Jury
2022 Lasker~Bloomberg Public Service Award Jury
Top row, left to right
Alfred Sommer, Chair of the Jury, Anthony Evnin, Margaret Hamburg, Chris Jones
Sherry Lansing, Elizabeth Nabel, Claire Pomeroy, Elias Zerhouni