D'Arcy Thompson and the Spirals of the Foraminifera: YouTube Video

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While the University's museums and galleries are temporarily closed due to the coronavirus emergency, we're sharing more of our collections online. This is the latest in a series of films in which museum curator Matthew Jarron tells the stories behind some of our most interesting objects and artworks. In this video we look at the amazing micro-organisms which inspired D'Arcy Thompson's interest in applying mathematics to biology. The film features images from the D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum; photomicrographs taken from D'Arcy's original slides by Dr Alan Prescott, School of Life Sciences; as well as images from the University of Dundee Archives, the University of St Andrews Museum Collections and private collections. You can find out more about our collections at www.dundee.ac.uk/museum.


Period30 Jun 2020

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  • TitleD'Arcy Thompson and the Spirals of the Foraminifera
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletYouTubs
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/Size8min 40sec
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Producer/AuthorMatthew Jarron
    PersonsAlan Prescott, Matthew Jarron


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