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The Art of the Periodic Table

All images are by Damon Kowarsky and Hyunju Kim, and were commissioned by Quantum Victoria as part of a hexagon installation launched on 18 July 2019 at Quantum Victoria.

All images are by Damon Kowarsky and Hyunju Kim, and were commissioned by Quantum Victoria as part of a hexagon installation launched on 18 July 2019 at Quantum Victoria.

By Ariana Remmel

To mark the 150th anniversary of the discovery of the Periodic Table, a STEM education centre is unveiling a permanent installation illustrating the birth of the universe through elements of significance.

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No science classroom is complete without a periodic table. Although students new to chemistry are often confused by the uneven shapes that organise the elements, experienced chemists know that this elegant diagram is the key to understanding the natural world.

Thus, IUPAC has named 2019 the International Year of the Periodic Table to inspire both scientists and the public to celebrate its beauty. Melbourne-based artists Damon Kowarsky (http://damon.tk) and Hyunju Kim (http://hyunju.tk) have created a collection that does just that.

In 2017, Kowarsky was approached by Soula Bennett for a project that would marry art and science. Bennett is the Director of Quantum Victoria (www.quantumvictoria.vic.edu.au), one of six Specialist Science and Mathematics Centres...

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