Bridges 2010 Regular Paper

Viruses and Crystals: Science Meets Design
B.G. Thomas
(Proceedings pages 335–340)


This paper presents a review of the development of X-ray crystallography – the science of determining the arrangement of atoms in solids – a discipline that encompasses physics, chemistry, biology, mineralogy and mathematics. The importance of the cross-fertilization of ideas between the arts and sciences is discussed and examples are provided.