Essays & Scientific Papers

Notes of a protein crystallographer: the legacy of J.-B. J. Fourier – crystallography, time and beyond

This essay is an example of my writing in matters related to science and its relationship to the Arts, Philosophy and other aspects of human culture.
It is dedicated to the memory of my dear friend from our college days, Prof. Antonio Castellanos Mata who sadly passed away in 2016. You can find more about him in the Crystal Edges blog post Tribute to a Friend.

Notes of a protein crystallographer: the beauty of rose windows and the different meanings of symmetry

The theme of the symmetry of ‘rose windows’ in Gothic cathedrals and its artistic and symbolic meaning is something that has recently awaken my interest as shown by the essay in Acta Cryst D. If you are interested, you can consult, browse and enjoy the website by Painton Cowen:

Notes of a Protein Crystallographer -Cold Spring Harbor Meeting in 1971 revisited: A commemoration of the birth of the Protein Data Bank (PDB40).

Picasso encounters crystallography: An unique excursion into the intersection between the Sciences and the Arts.

ACA Newsletter-Article: Reader’s Theatre – “Picasso and Crystallography”

Notes of a Protein Crystallographer: Our Unsung Heroes