Leaves have an intricate web of veins that transport nutrients and water and provide structural support. But what determines the pattern of venation? Physicists Marcelo Magnasco and Eleni Katifori, of The Rockefeller University, investigated this question using sophisticated algorithms and a little glow-in-the-dark dye.
images courtesy of Eleni Katifori and Marcelo Magnasco. music by SYNTHAR
. shot and produced by flora lichtman