Crystals: animal, vegetable or mineral?

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Presenter: Stephen Hyde

Published: June 2015

Age: 14-19 and upwards

Views: 847 views

Tags: crystal;living;fossil;

Type: Lectures

Source/institution: Royal Society


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Stephen Hyde is Professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics and the Research School of Physics and Engineering at the Australian National University in Canberra. Taking the popular children’s game as a starting point, he asks whether crystalline forms are animal, vegetable or mineral – the answer may surprise you.