Late last month, Professor John Mainstone, who for more than half a century oversaw the University of Queensland, Australia's famous Pitch Drop experiment, passed away. Science cartoonist Maki Naro's tribute to the late scientist is just perfect.
Writes Naro on his website:
Most tragically, Mainstone died without ever catching the experiment at the moment a drop fell. No easy task, the act was only recently captured by the Trinity College version of the experiment, under the watchful eye of a webcam. But he himself knew the greater scope of the experiment. The words in the sixth panel are his, and it would serve him well to see them passed on.