PIRSA Logo


PERIMETER INSTITUTE RECORDED SEMINAR ARCHIVE

Pirsa: 12020152 - The Secret Life of a Snowflake: An Up-Close Look at the Science and the Splendor of Nature's Frozen Art

Speaker(s):

Kenneth Libbrecht

Playing this video requires the latest flash player from Adobe.

Download link (right click and 'save-as') for playing in VLC or other f4v compatible player.

Abstract:

How do snowflakes form?  What creates their complex, symmetrical and strikingly beautiful shapes?  Is it true that no two are exactly alike?  Kenneth Libbrecht of Caltech, will reveal the secrets of snowflakes and the molecular dynamics of crystal growth through spectacular photographs of these miniature ice sculptures. 
Valid XHTML 1.0!