To boldly go where no man has gone before.
Space, the final frontier.
Live long and prosper, Leonard Nimoy.
The TV series Star Trek inspired many baby boomers to dream about space travel, and, sometimes, to pursue careers in science and engineering. By far, one of the main attractions of the series was Dr. Spock or Mr. Spock, chief science officer of the starship Enterprise (played by Leonard Nimoy, who passed away a few days ago. RIP). Dr. Spock epitomizes the voice of pure, flawless logic inside everyone of us. Dr. Spock has achieved the rare distinction of becoming a universally known fictional character, an archetype, and a scientist too. I dare say 99% of the population of the world is familiar with Dr. Spock’s looks and quirky personality. This has been true since the first Star Trek episode aired in 1966, and continues to be true today.
P.S. I am currently writing a paper applying Group Theory to quantum computing. The paper is going very well, but it’s still very far from completion. It’s going to be a long one.