Photographs Show the Tasty Side of Math and Science

Kevin Van Aelst's photographs display scientific and mathematical concepts using donuts, eggs, candy, and cake, creating images that are both informative and mouth-watering.

Much of Van Aelst's work is focused on unconventional representations of information, and he is especially interested in using ordinary household objects to illustrate the key concepts that hold life and the universe together. In addition to his more edible works, he also uses nuts and bolts to illustrate the phases of the moon, represents a single heartbeat in parted hair, and heaps together Christmas lights in the shape of the human brain.

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Chromosomes

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Logarithmic Spiral

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Beta Carotene

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Golden Mean

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Dragon Curve

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Cellular Mitosis (Krispy Kreme)

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Cantor Set

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Periodic Table

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Sierpinski's Arrowhead

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DISCUSSION

I.... I have no idea what almost all of these are.

Sometimes I wish I knew more about science. Sadly, it all makes my brain hurt and I can't understand it at all. I have a BA in Literature.

The only time I understood it was with a professor in college who used examples from movies, TV and books in everything. I aced that class and still remember stuff like acids and bases because of him showing us clips from Fight Club!

Sigh... I wish I knew more about science.