11 Feb 2010

Science story

From Afternoons, 3:47 pm on 11 February 2010

The University of Auckland's Peter Metcalf is studying something quite mysterious - tiny infectious objects that were discovered at the end of the 19th Century, but which kept their scientific secrets for decades. Using a synchrotron in Switzerland, Peter and his collaborators have managed to diffract these puzzling crystals, but there is still much more to learn. Ruth Beran tracks Peter down at the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Auckland and puts his work under the magnifying glass.