Thursday, July 9, 2015

What Happened to EJCorey.com?

A few years ago, folks on Twitter were helping me to collect a list of superlative chemistry authors - those in the rarefied air of hundreds to thousands of published scientific articles. At the time, I had counted Nobelist E.J. Corey's papers by visiting his personal website, linked from his Harvard emeritus faculty page

Curious, I returned there this week to view some of his recent research, and found this splash page:


1. Does this mean that the domain name is available?
(Checks - nope, someone has it, but GoDaddy will gladly sell you ejcorey.guru or ejcorey.expert!)

2. If you were the Harvard chemistry department, wouldn't you take steps to ensure that your emeriti had a guaranteed web presence? Prof. Dave Evans' fantastic site comes to mind.

Anyone have more information on when we can expect Prof. Corey's site to come back?

15 comments:

  1. People like Dave.... E.J., meh. Smart man though.

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  2. You could do a whois and see who currently owns the domain. It seems to have been taken over by someone.

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  3. Interesting! Looks like it's registered to Laszlo Kurti--i remember it was marketing their book the last time i looked at it.

    Maybe the website got lost in the shuffle of Kurti's summer move to Rice?

    (And if anyone knows--i assumed Kurti and Czako got divorced or something, since she seems to be working on the other side of the country--true or false?)

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  4. The real web page is EJCorey.org

    Someone at Chem dept at Harvard was asked to put up the emeritus pages, and he never bothered to check their links, I believe it was just a typo

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    1. Someone at Harvard making a mistake? That's unpossible!

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  5. I am friends with both Czako and Kurti, they are still very married.

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  6. Czako is at MD Anderson
    http://www.mdanderson.org/publications/conquest/issues/2013-spring/iacs-drug-discovery.html

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    1. Shows i shouldn't take a LinkedIn page as current information. The other thing was that they collaborated on the first two book and he was collaborating solely with Corey on the last. Who knows, maybe she just wasn't as interested in writing as he was.

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    2. Yep they have a young boy together as well. And yes he was much more into writing and Barbara was the lab rat, and a damn good one too!

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  7. A screenshot from the old days: https://web.archive.org/web/20121201151654/http://ejcorey.com/

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