Matter is Organized in Non-Repeating Patterns

This week chemist Daniel Schectman won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.  He discovered that atomic matter lies in quasicrystals that are not-repeated in exact form.  This alters modern science’s view that everything in nature is repeating.  When you think about it, it is quite mind blowing.  They say when he first saw it, it reminded him of 15th century mosaics in the arab world, such as the Darb-i Imam Shrine in Iran.  Clearly there is repetition, but it is not the exact same!  It is interesting how art often copies nature, but one wonders if it was truly unintentional on the artists’ part, or perhaps were the artists enlightened.

In other science news, the Nobel Prize winner in physics discovered that the universe is constantly expanding.


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