Molecular Sculptures - Abstract

Edgar Meyer and W. John Tollett Jr.
Bridges: Mathematical Connections in Art, Music, and Science (2001)
Pages 338–338


Biological macromolecules are essential for life but are too small to be seen by the unaided eye. While this year marks the 30th anniversary of the use of computer networking to link the science (crystallography), the data base (protein Data Bank) and the graphics display that makes it possible to visualize models of molecules, graphical images are inherently two-dimensional and are generally ephemeral.