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Top Posts & Pages
- The calculation of the Madelung constant
- Il calcolo della costante di Madelung
- La simulazione di Dinamica Molecolare
- Il calcolo della entalpia reticolare: il ciclo di Born-Haber
- Berechnung der Konstante von Madelung
- Il calcolo delle cariche parziali atomiche
- Bioinformatics Tools for Protein Engineering: The MAP server
- Physical Chemistry: The Simple Hückel Method
- Modelling Natural Shapes: (Easter) Eggs 2020
Category Archives: Leonardo’s Corner
One year ago, I wrote an article about the modelling of the egg shapes, promising at one point to come back on the topics. A next step in studying eggs shapes is to look to real one or a copy … Continue reading
When you start with a portrait and search for a pure form, a clear volume, through successive eliminations, you arrive inevitably at the egg. Likewise, starting with the egg and following the same process in reverse, one finishes with the portrait. PABLO PICASSO Easter … Continue reading
Che la nobiltà dell’Uomo, acquisita in cento secoli di prove e di errori, era consistita nel farsi signore della materia, e che io mi ero iscritto a Chimica perché a questa nobiltà mi volevo mantenere fedele. Che vincere la materia … Continue reading
In my archeological exploration of old computer files, I came across to another simple but interesting Amiga Basic program that I programmed in 1989. It is named “Foglie”, the Italian name for leaves.
Cellular automata (CA) is a vast and interesting topic of computer science and mathematics with important applications in many areas of science.
The pigmy moths of the family Nepticulidae are the smallest Lepidoptera. They are also called leaf miners as, in the larval stage, they feed on leaves by excavating tunnels in between the two laminas. Some species are considered pests by gardeners … Continue reading
Il gioco Life fu inventato negli anni ’70 dal prolifico matematico John H. Conway (vedi  per la sua biografia) ed è diventato famoso dopo la pubblicazione di Martin Gardner nella sua rubrica di matematica amatoriale sulla rivista Scientific … Continue reading
The game of Life was invented in the ’70 by the prolific mathematician John H. Conway (see  for his biography). UPDATE: on the 11/4/2020 sadly J.H. Conway passed away at the age of 82 after having contracted the COVID-19. It … Continue reading
Italy 1989, it was the age of Commodore Amiga with its BOING demo, the bouncing ball that conquest the heart of the millions of young people living the microcomputer revolution.
Super-hydrophobic surfaces are ubiquitous in nature: if you just walk in a park with ornamental ponds, you may see Lotus’ leaves floating on the water surface.