Art and Beauty in Science

Last year I posted an entry showing an awesome animation of the inner life of a cell (really good stuff). In the following video we see David Bolinsky, the man responsible for this animation, explaining what he understands to be one of the many possible instances in which rigorous scientific discoveries can intersect with inspiring art and beauty to produce truly great results. Bolinsky has been working with Harvard's Molecular and Cellular Biology department for the past couple of years in an effort to encourage and inspire students to immerse themselves in the pursuit of scientific research. In my estimation, this goal will certainly succeed...



Here is the full 8-minute video of this animation, with someone narrating the workings of a leukocyte (white blood cell) based on Bolinsky's work.



If you don't want to get too technical and simply want to experience the aesthetic of this research, go to this entry for a short 3-minute excerpt clip of this animation, played to some really catchy music. You won't be disappointed...
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