Steve Vogel passed away today, succumbing to cancer. Aside from my parents, no other person has had as profound an effect on the course of my life than Steve. I’m pretty certain that I wouldn’t have gone into science if it were not for his personal encouragement, inspiration, and energy. As a kid I had an idea of what science might be like from books, but in flesh and in the person, he lived up to every ideal of what I thought a scientist would be. He was boundlessly creative
New paper on tracheal mechanics
Congrats to Matt Webster, whose dissertation chapter on insect tracheal mechanics was published today. The bulk of the work examined the micro-scale morphology of tracheae of roaches, and also included finite element modeling of tracheal collapse led by Paola Nardinocchi and Luciano Teresi.