Scientific Glassblowing Lights Up Intersection of Art, History, Science

On September 24, red-hot demonstrations of scientific glassblowing at UW-Madison drew a standing-room-only crowd to the meeting of the American Scientific Glassblowers Society (ASGS) Midwest Section. Open to the public, the meeting, hosted by the UW-Madison Glass Lab, showcased the bending and blowing of glass tubing to create scientific apparatus, an art that began in 19th-century Germany and continues in research-active chemistry departments to this day.

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