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How to color a lizard: from developmental biology to physics to mathematics

Posted by on June 7th, 2017

One of the research topics in Michel Milinkovitch’s laboratory ( at the University of Geneva (Switzerland) is to understand how squamates (lizards and snakes) generate such a tremendous variety of colours and colour patterns.     Colours The colour of a lizard’s patch of skin is generally the result of the combination among structural and[…]

D’Arcy Thompson’s On Growth and Form – 100 Years On and Still Growing!

Posted by on February 7th, 2017

“For the harmony of the world is made manifest in Form and Number, and the heart and soul and all the poetry of Natural Philosophy are embodied in the concept of mathematical beauty.”     D’Arcy Thompson’s On Growth and Form, which celebrates its centenary this year, is one of the key works at the[…]