Theodore W. Gray is a founder of Wolfram Research and is Wolfram's Director of User Interface Technology.
He is a prominent element collector and created a wooden periodic table with compartments for samples of each of the elements. This table won him an Ig Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2002.
He writes a regular column for Popular Science entitled "Gray Matter", which in 2009 were published as a collection in a book titled Mad Science: Experiments You Can Do at Home—But Probably Shouldn't. He was nominated for a 2010 National Magazine Award for Best Column. Additionally, he wrote the introduction to Michael Swanwick's The Periodic Table of Science Fiction.
He founded the company Element Collection in late 2006 to primarily sell a full-color photo periodic table poster he created.
Famous quotes containing the words gray and/or theodore:
“Weave the warp and weave the woof,
The winding-sheet of Edwards race.”
—Thomas Gray (17161771)
“Where there is no vision, the people perish.”
—Bible: Hebrew Proverbs, 29:18.
President John F. Kennedy quoted this passage on the eve of his assassination in Dallas, Texas; recorded in Theodore C. Sorensons biography, Kennedy, Epilogue (1965)