A Microscopic World In Everything
By Dr. Christopher B. Jackson
Design: Jonas Wyssen
Science and art are but different human expressions to contextualise our existence.
With the discovery of light microscopy in the beginning oft he 15th century the yet invisible structures were already almost immediately exhausted due to physical limitations of using visible light. The development oft he electron microscope beginning oft he 20th century allowed to increase the resolution one thousand-fold. Although recent adavances using fluorescently-emitting light probes and single wavelenghts emitted from special laser and elimintation of unspecific light with lenses and algorythms, the wavelength of electron are far superior and theoretically allow resolution down to the molecular structures. Similar to light microscope, limitations come from specific necessities.
The resulting images are interactions of the electons with the probe represend in contrast differences using a pixel scale.
Hardcover, A4, 360 pages, first Edition of 1000 copies planned to be realeased in late 2021
Christopher Jackson`s interest in natural sciences ignited during studying philosophy in Zurich. He thus finished his basic studies in biology at the University of Bern and obtained his MSc from the structural biology unit at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel. Turning to human research at its origin, he did his PhD at the University Hospital in Berne on mitochondrial disorders. After postdocs at the Department of Clinical Chemistry (University Hospital Bern) in Switzerland and in the Research Program for Stem Cells and Metabolism (Biomedicum Helsinki) in Finland, he is now principal investigator at the University of Helsinki (www.jacksonlab.org).
In 2009 he founded IKELOS - a firm entirely dedicated to the beauty of the microcosm.
Dr. phil. nat. Christopher B. Jackson
Cell biologist & CEO of Ikelos GmbH