In Poems

Matt Ball-Jones

There once was the man Smithson Tennant
Who discovered a new metal element
The second densest they claim
And iridium’s the name
Its inertness is particularly evident


About the Author

I’m Matt and I’m a post-doctoral research assistant in synthetic organic chemistry in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Sheffield, looking at the formation of novel organoboron compounds. I pursued a career in my field of least incompetence after many hours of inspiring undergraduate lectures by Dr. Andy Russell (Reading).