In 1975, Jack Hetherington wrote a paper on atomic behavior that was published in Physical Review Letters. However, after Jack wrote the paper, he realized he referenced “we” and “our” to imply multiple authors. To avoid retyping his paper, he decided it was easier to just add another co-author to the paper so he chose his cat, Chester, calling him “F.D.C. Willard.”
In 1982, David Lewis wrote a response to the Australasian Journal of Philosophy reviewing an earlier article about prosthetic vision. Since David had written the original article, he signed the response as “Bruce Le Catt,” which was his cat’s name.
With so many cats writing and submitting papers, it almost makes you feel inferior to felines, which is exactly how cats view the human race anyway. To read more about the famous cats that have published papers, click here.