A not-so-nutty professor brings science to the masses on YouTube - Mother Nature Network
Martyn Poliakoff, a professor of chemistry at the University of Nottingham, may first appear like a mad scientist in his popular series of YouTube videos in which he leads viewers on a tour of the world of chemistry, but it’s not an act. His white crinkly hair explodes from his head forming an Einstein-esque helmet. He wears “unfashionable” glasses with thick frames and large lenses. In one of the early YouTube videos, he admits that drunken Nottingham hooligans occasionally call out “Hello Einstein!” to him in the street. “I have no idea what a stereotypical scientist is, but I know that I look like one,” he says.