An Artist Explores the Concept of Levels in Matter

Posted on Aug 14, 2012
An Artist Explores the Concept of Levels in Matter

The idea that particles make atoms, atoms make molecules, and molecules make visible matter–matter that lives and thinks–is basic to a scientific understanding of the universe. While working with hexagons and pondering this hierarchy, the author discovered two surprising circular arrangements of these levels that may shed light on how we think when using these concepts.