11 Oct 2010

Our Changing World - Scientific Glassblowing

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 3:34 pm on 11 October 2010

Working with flames reaching 2200 degrees Celcius, scientific glassblowers have a scorcher of a job. But with only ten or so scientific glassblowers in New Zealand, and no new ones being trained up, the profession is somewhat of a dying art. Ruth Beran visits Mike Wadsworth in the basement of the Chemistry building at the University of Auckland, who shows her some glassblowing in action.