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Atomic Size Matters–a doctoral thesis in comic book format

Atomic Size Matters (probably) represents the first doctoral thesis ever which is presented in a special comic book version. Veronica Berns, structural chemist from University of Wisconsin-Madison, wanted to make sure that her family and friends understood her research about quasicrystals.

Amanda Montañez: “Cajal is an icon in the field of scientific drawing”

The Nobel Prize winner Santiago Ramón y Cajal is often mentioned as a researcher who used his drawing skills extensively to make scientific progress. Medical illustrator Amanda Montañez describes why. In a blog post at Scientific American,…

Bernd Heinrich, scientist and artist: “Our perceptions change with closer observation”

Interview with Bernd Heinrich, professor emeritus from the University of Vermont about the use of sketching and drawing as tools of science. Professor Heinrich is the author of bestselling, illustrated books in which he shares his reflections and observations about nature.

Vip Sitaraman, Draw Science founder: “ There is widespread disenchantment with the current mode of science publishing”

Vip Sitaraman, bio student from University of Arizona, has stirred up some attention with his project Draw Science – the world’s first open access journal entirely based on visual explanations.

Why scientists (even nonartists) should draw (Bethann G. Merkle, July 2015)

Drawing is not an archaic skill; it is an essential part of the modern scientist's toolkit. Science communicator/illustrator Bethann Garramon Merkle explains why.