Director: Jane Nisselson, Virtual Beauty
Camera: Eric Edwards, Marcus Burnett
Music: Pat Irwin
Models from Ava Helen and Linus Pauling Papers at the Special Collections,
University Libraries, Oregon State University
A segment from the film "Invisible Beauty" on the design of the molecule. The most common perception of the molecule is represented by the "tinker toy image" -- popularized by the models of 2x Nobel prize winning scientist Linus Pauling. The ongoing discovery of how structure determines behavior has led from the iconic double helix to molecular gastronomy.
The film clip here is a selection of models built by 2 times Nobel prize winning scientist Linus Pauling. It is simply to show the aesthetic quality and range of structures that he constructed and does not tell a larger story than that.
Subsequent sections will be visual segments portraying molecular design from full scale and nano engineering, molecular gastronomy, fragrance molecule inventions, genomics, etc.