Alexei Eremin, featured ILCC liquid crystal artist, January 2012

Alexey Eremin is currently an assistant professor at Otto-von-Guerike University in Magdeburg (Germany). His main research interests are Soft Condensed Matter Physics and Biophysics.
Depolarizing transmission light microscopy image of helical filaments and ribbon structures in a texture of the polarization modulated SmCP phase. The polarizers are parallel to the sides of the image. The image width is approx. 300 microns.

Jury comment: Submarine life or jewelry of liquid crystals?