Blogging the Field of Rheology
I am the only "Spevacek" in the SOR. That may surprise you, but it shouldn't. Spevacek is actually a reasonably common Bohemian name and means "singer" (something that I can most strongly assure you is not a genetic trait!). I am aware of at least 2 other John Spevaceks here in the US. There is a Jiri Spevacek in the Czech Acadamy of Sciences who has published quite a few papers over the years in polymer science, mostly in the area of 13-C NMR. One year when I still worked at a large corporation that did year-end performance reviews, I took a list of all the papers he had published that year (under the name "J. Spevacek") and tried to convince my supervisor that I had authored them. As expected, I didn't get too far, but we both got a good laugh. Maybe you could try it with your current boss?