I have a picture in my head about these three scientists. They are/were like average aged men who don’t like their phone, because they find them hard to use. They preferably like to invent new technologies rather than use them. We should respect everybody who can reach this level of altruism.
math art | acrylic and oil pastel on paper, 50X60cm
I’ve made these two science art drawings / paintings for an exhibition of art focusing on the animal form (animalier), sponsored by the Studio Art Program at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. They didn’t choose the pictures for the exhibition, but I hope you will like them. On these works I tried to depict these animals in my scientific way.
I’ve seen the magical live broadcast about the act of Felix Baumgartner. I think I felt something similar, that the people might felt who watched the first landing on the moon in 1969. While Felix was rising with the balloon nothing strange or surprising has happened, until his face heating turned off. A normal TV show immediately became a thriller. It was a gripping moment, so I grabbed a paper and made some artwork about it. I’m really happy that the jump ended fortunately. Congratulations Felix, you’re a true artist!
science art | acrylic, oil pastel on paper, 50X70cm
In 1952 a paper describing hollow graphitic carbon fibers appeared in the Soviet Journal of Physical Chemistry. The authors were Radushkevich and Lukyanovich. Since then many scientists discusses similar growths of carbon fibers, but not until 1991 did it get into focus of thorough researches, when the Japanese Sumio Iijama “discovered” carbon nanotubes. Carbon nanotubes are fullerenes: such entirely carbon-consisted molecules, which are hollow and take the shape of a sphere, ellipsoid or tube. Nanotubes have a long, hollow structure with walls of only one-atom-thick sheets of carbon. How these sheets are rolled at specific angles decide the main properties of the nanotubes, like whether it will be a metal or semiconductor. They can be single-walled (consisting of only one graphene sheet) or multi-walled. Carbon nanotubes have some very interesting properties. As already said, depending on their structures they can be metallic or semiconducting. They are very strong, have a high tensile strength, keep stability on high temperatures, and have a low density (1.3-1.4 g/cm3). Because of these properties it has a great potential in applications. Bulk nanotubes (unorganized fragments of nanotubes) are already used in polymers to improve their thermal, electrical and mechanical properties. Hybtonite carbon nanoepoxy is used for sports gear, wind turbines, and marine paints.
J. Robert Oppenheimer was an American theoretical physicist, director of the Manhattan Project which was a World War II. research program by the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada aimed to develop atomic weapons. In Manhattan Project he worked together with physicists like Edward Teller, Felix Bloch, Hans Bethe, and Emil Konopinski to calculate what and in what order it takes to build a fission bomb. After finding out that a gun-type fission bomb with plutonium is impossible to be made, they fully concentrated on uranium bombs and on 16 July, 1945, the first experimental explosion was made on a site near Los Alamos, which Oppenheimer called “Trinity”. In the World War II. on 6 August 1945 a gun-type bomb called “Little Boy” was dropped on Hiroshima, and on 9 August “Fat Man”, an implosion-type atomic bomb, on Nagasaki. Henry Truman awarded Oppenheimer the Medal of Merit in 1946 for his work in Los Alamos. After the war, however, he was closely investigated by the FBI and was accused of sympathizing with the Communists. In the post-war years he continued to teach and research. Among his notable achievements are the Born-Oppenheimer approximation and the Oppenheimer-Phillips process.