If Science Always Looked Like This, We Might Have Paid Attention

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Gee, look at those pretty vases!

Those aren’t vases, Jimmy, that’s a computer-generated rendering of five famous mathematical surfaces.

Computer-generated what?

It’s an image created by a graphic designer and a mathematician using the program 3D-XplorMath and some 3D rendering. It’s what happens when science and art come together.

Wow. I want to see more of what happens when science and art come together.

Read this article from Science magazine. It’s about the winners of the 2006 Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge. And you can even see this slide show of all the winners.

Golly, sir, science sure is neat! Thanks, Mary Anne Simpson!