A Creative Chemistry Student Makes A Comic Book To Help Her Family Understand Her Complex Work

Apr 23, 2015 By Madeleine Brown
A University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate student named Veronica Berns recently stumbled upon an excellent way to make complex sciences easy to explain, with big implications for the future of scientific literature.

When it was time to write her doctoral thesis on the complex topic of quasicrystals, Veronica decided to create a comic book detailing her research and findings in simple terms. Dan Shechtman won the 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his discovery of quasicrystals, revolutionary atomic structures, but the topic has been mainly confined to the tight circles of researchers who study them.

With Veronica's comic book, which she included with her thesis, anyone without a high level of chemistry knowledge can begin to understand what they're all about.
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