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Dec 5, 2021

The Snowflake Mystery

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Dr Ken Libbrecht is the world expert on snowflakes, designer of custom snowflakes, snowflake consultant for the movie Frozen — his photos appear on postage stamps all over the world. This video is sponsored by Brilliant. The first 200 people to sign up via https://brilliant.org/veritasium get 20% off a yearly subscription.

Thanks to Dr Ken Libbrecht for showing us how to grow designer snowflakes. Obviously, this video would not have been possible without his help and his expertise. His website is full of information about snowflakes http://snowcrystals.com. His new book is also available to purchase from here — https://ve42.co/SnowCrystalsBook.

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References:
Libbrecht, K. G. (2019). A Quantitative Physical Model of the Snow Crystal Morphology Diagram. arXiv preprint arXiv:1910.09067. — https://ve42.co/Libbrecht2019

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Written by Derek Muller.
Filmed by Derek Muller, Raquel Nuno, Trenton Oliver and Emily Zhang.
Edited by Trenton Oliver.
Animations by Ivàn Tello and Trenton Oliver.
Additional video supplied by Getty Images.
Music from Epidemic Sound.
Produced by Derek Muller, Petr Lebedev and Emily Zhang.

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