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Video of the week: ‘Material Marvels’: Yale prof explains materials science in about 3 minutes

By Eileen De Guire / November 9, 2011

Ainissa Ramirez, associate professor at Yale and “science popularizer,” uses bathroom tiles to explain symmetry and five-fold quasicrystal symmetry. Credit: YouTube. Yale associate professor Ainissa Ramirez is a metallurgist, but we gotta love her, anyhow. This is her last year in the academic world, but she’ll still be teaching in her new career as a…

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