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Nature favors simplicity and symmetry in biological forms

Looking at nature we see symmetric arrangements in flower petals, simple spirals in snail shells, repeating branching patterns in fern leaves and lung structures, and regular arrangements of proteins in many biomolecules. But why are these symmetric and regular structures so common in biology? There... click to read more

  • Kamaludin Dingle | Professor at Gulf University for Science and Technology and The California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
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Reading time 4 min
published on May 26, 2023
Math reveals the evolution of composition in paintings

A long-standing question in art and aesthetics is if there are culturally and temporally transcendent design principles within art and, if so, how the principles evolve over time. Among various design principles, compositional techniques in painting that focus on the spatial arrangement of elements on... click to read more

  • Byunghwee Lee | PhD Student at Department of physics, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Republic of Korea
  • Hawoong Jeong | Professor at Department of physics, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Republic of Korea
Views 3674
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Dec 29, 2021