Published on April 23, 2016
X-ray crystallography is arguably one of the greatest innovations of the twentieth century, but not that many people know what it is or how it came about.
Join us on an animated journey through the 100 year history of crystallography – from the pioneering work of William and Lawrence Bragg in 1913 to the surface of Mars!
Narrated by structural biologist Stephen Curry and produced by animation company 12foot6, the film explores the extraordinary history of crystallography. To date 28 Nobel Prizes have been awarded to projects related to the field and X-ray crystallography remains the foremost technique in determining the structures of a huge range of complex molecules.
This film was produced in celebration of the Bragg Centenary and was funded by STFC.
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