Professor Kryvi took up copper etching as a hobby, although he studied with a graphic artist for a short time in order to acquire the technique. Etching in copper serves as an artistic expression of Harald’s interest in zoology and functional morphology. Much of Professor Kryvi’s art is inspired by a combination of morphology and his delightfully playful ‘Larsonesque’ sense of humour.
All of these movies were generated using our unique silhouette imaging system which is presented and explained here. The following book contains useful information on the imaging techniques that we use: Settles, G.S. (2001). Schlieren and Shadowgraph Techniques. Visualizing Phenomena in Transparent Media. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, ISBN: 3-540-66155-7
Dr. Per R. Flood was born in Bergen, Norway, in 1941 and graduated from the Medical Faculty, University of Bergen, in 1966. He received his doctorate from the same institution in 1968, on a thesis dealing with the ultrastructure of muscle fibre types in the lancelet (Branchiostoma lanceolatum) and on the peculiar way in which these muscle fibres obtain their innervation by sending cytoplasmic processes to the surface of the spinal cord. Dr. Flood served as Professor at the University of Bergen, Institute of Anatomy from 1966 to 1992, and as Professor in the Department of Zoology from 1992 to 1997. Currently, he is principal research scientist for Bathybiologica A/S.