Published 12 November 2014 by Patricia Edema

New Topic Cluster: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

The Lindau Mediatheque published its newest immersive topic cluster today dedicated to NMR, ‘the music of matter’.

“Each atom is like a subtle and refined instrument, playing its own faint, magnetic melody, inaudible to human ears. By your methods, this music has been made perceptible, and the characteristic melody of an atom can be used as an identification Signal”

– Harald Cramér, member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences during 1952’s Nobel Banquet on Felix Bloch and Edward Purcell

The new topic cluster is authored by experienced science journalist Joachim Pietzsch as part of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings’ continued efforts to contribute to worldwide science education through the Lindau Mediatheque. From Isidor Rabi‘s research on the magnetic properties of the atomic nucleus to Richard Ernst‘s and Kurt Wüthrich‘s works and MRI, the topic cluster provides essential information on Nuclear Magnetic Resonance.

You can find the new topic cluster HERE, at the Lindau Mediatheque.

Photo used in slider: Julie Falk, FlickR (CC BY-NC 2.0).


Patricia Edema

Patricia is fascinated by the cross-generational, interdisciplinary science exchange between top level scientists during the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings. To continue this discourse in the most sophisticated, multi-faceted manner is one of her primary aims as Senior Editor of the Lindau Mediatheque.