Created as part of a collaboration between the Institute of Advanced Technology at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) and Tsinghua University Press, this video is a taste of things to come in an upcoming project known simply as Beautiful Chemistry. While the team has so far given out very little information about their project, other than this video and a follow-up posted below, all will no doubt be revealed next month when it’s scheduled to launch.
The project includes several chemistry professors and experts in digital and interactive technology, and is being led by Yan Liang from USTC, who in 2012 was one of the scientific animators for E. O. Wilson’s revolutionary digital textbook, Life on Earth. Through advanced computer graphics, animations and interactive technology, the team is working on creating complex visualisations based on recent scientific research to highlight the most beautiful chemical structures known to science at both molecular and macroscopic scales.
Check out the second trailer below. We're excited to see what's next for these guys!