Have a Theoretical Christmas With These Nerdy Snowflake Decorations

Because it’s not a holiday party without Erwin Schrödinger.

Artwork by Sandbox Studio, Chicago

They say that no two snowflakes are the same, but they all pretty much look alike to me. That’s why it was so refreshing to see Symmetry magazine’s distinctive “physics flakes,” patterns for making your own holiday snowflake decorations in the images of Nobel Prize-winning scientists. There’s ol’ crazy hair himself, Albert Einstein; Marie Curie, the original radioactive superhero (sorry, Hulk); and of course, Erwin Schrödinger, prominent dead cat enthusiast.

Symmetry, a particle physics publication that’s normally more focused on quarks than crafts, has the PDF patterns available on their site.