10/10/2014

How Did the Violin Get Its Shape?

7:23 minutes

From its role in biological systems to cultural products, “shape is information that can tell us a story,” says biologist Dan Chitwood. Chitwood tells us how morphology and mimicry played a role in the evolution of the modern day violin.

Segment Guests

Dan Chitwood

Dan Chitwood is an assistant member at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis, Missouri.

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About Alexa Lim

Alexa Lim is a producer for Science Friday. Her favorite stories involve space, sound, and strange animal discoveries.