Theodore Gray—Fascination with Periodic Tables

“I was side-tracked by a really good chemistry teacher.”
Co-founder of Wolfram Research, Inc, Gray studied chemistry in college before discovering that computer science was “what I was really good at.” He has remained fascinated with chemistry, however, as an amateur. In his shadowy double-life, he writes the Gray Matter column for Popular Science magazine, and has recently published a book of collected columns under the title Mad Science.