Sherlock Holmes was created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Conan Doyle was a Scottish physician and scholar who studied medicine, anatomy and, importantly, chemistry at the University of Edinburgh. Recent research has shown a very strong link to the chemical content of the Sherlock Holmes writing and the lectures that Professor Crum Brown taught Doyle at our very own School of Chemistry.
Luckily, we’re still inspiring students at the University of Edinburgh to think critically, be creative and apply their scientific insight to chemical and non-chemical endeavours.
In the photo above, “Sherlock” investigates the knitted structure of graphene at a recent “Doors Open” day at the University of Edinburgh.