The use of artistic analogies in chemical research and education, part 2

Balazs Hargittai, Magdolna Hargittai

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Abstract

This compilation presents examples of artistic artifacts that have served as successful visual analogies to aspects of chemistry. The authors have used them in various college-level chemistry classes, outreach programs and chemistry textbooks, as well as in journals and monographs. They include ancient Chinese, Turkish and Thai sculptures, modern sculptures and a medieval fresco. These examples illustrate the chemical concept of chirality, the periodic table of the elements and molecular systems such as buckminsterfullerene, nanotubes and quasicrystals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)357-361
Number of pages5
JournalLeonardo
Volume40
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Music
  • Computer Science Applications

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