Event Name Reflections: tales from within the crystal
Start Date 26th Jul 2014 10:00am
End Date 29th Aug 2014 5:00pm
Duration 34 days and 7 hours

Reflections: tales from within the crystal

School of Chemistry, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

Crystals have long captivated humankind, from ancient healing remedies and myth and legend, to modern fashion trends and industrial applications.

Scientific interest in crystals was piqued over 400 years ago by Johann Kepler who detailed the beautiful symmetry of ice crystals. By the 20th century, scientists discovered that X-rays could be used to determine the arrangement of the atoms which comprise the crystal, creating the field of Crystallography.

This exhibition celebrates the International Year of Crystallography bringing together crystal specimens, models and instruments used throughout history to solve the mysteries that lie within the crystal.


Location Melbourne
Contact Renee Beale
URL http://www.chemistry.unimelb.edu.au/news/crystallography-exhibition-open-late-july
Category exhibitions