Celebrating the Scottish Genius

This year, Scotland is celebrating one of its under discussed geniuses: Prof. D’Arcy Thompson and his 100 years old book ‘On Growth and Form’. It is remarkable how Prof. Thompson was connecting biology with physics and mathematics well in advance of the breakthrough of biophysics. To know more, be sure to catch some of this year’s events dedicated to the subject, and read the following re-post from MCAA Scotland Chapter member Valerie Bentivegna explaining how On Growth and Form is inspiring her own research:

Exactly a century ago, D’Arcy Thompson published his book On Growth and Form. I’ve spoken about Mr. D’Arcy before, but as it is the 100-year anniversary of his masterwork, I feel it fitting to revisit the topic. Since mentioning him last, I have finished reading his book, and have also started to write up my […]

via Mathematical beauty (100 years part I) — Great Scot!

About Space Pirates and biophotonics

It seems like MCAA are having a lot of fun mixing biology and physics… and talking about it! Here is MCAA Scotland Chapter Chair explaining what biophotonics has to do with Space Pirates and Lightsabers:

From a Brightclub gig, the simplest explanation I can provide about optical trapping.. and how it would define its researcher as space pirates

via The Author… unveiled — The 19th century scientist