Feynman's Flowers citizen science project

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Researchers at the London Centre for Nanotechnology (LCN) are asking members of the public to help unlock the secrets of magnetism at the molecular scale by taking part in a citizen science project. The project’s website invites volunteers from across the world to analyze microscope images of individual molecules, which have characteristic flower shapes. Anyone can take part, and only a few clicks of the computer mouse are required to collect valuable information. The Feynman’s Flowers project will allow volunteers to measure the position of a molecule in relation to a metal surface to help scientists understand how this can affect the molecule’s properties. Data that volunteers produce will contribute to a research project.
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London Centre for Nanotechnology, UCL http://www.london-nano.com

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The Hirjibehedin Research Group http://www.ucl.ac.uk/hirjibehedin/ London Centre for Nanotechnology, UCL http://www.london-nano.com

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