Brian Wardle, professor of aeronautics and astronautics at MIT, and art, Science Diemut Strebe, an artist from the Department of Technology, turned such a diamond into a work of art called The Redemption of Vainty.

Diamonds are a precious commodity, and for good reason. They are durable, have a high lustre and a low reactivity – meaning they don’t spark when struck by other metals. But despite diamonds’ many advantages, they’ve never been used as a form of art before. That all changed earlier this year, when MIT professors Brian … Read more