Małgorzata Antoszewska-Moneta


Alice, a friend of Lewis Carroll’s*, had a few adventures in the world which was inaccessible to her playmates. Sometimes she was too big or to small to reach certain places (gardens), or to eat a cookie, for example. Thanks to a trial-and-error method and owing to multiple lucky (or not) encounters, accidents, meetings, and chess games, everything ended well. She managed to see the gardens (not only through a keyhole) and ate more than one cookie.
Let us start with glancing through a “keyhole”: electron microscope images, registered on an electron beam-sensitive film. An old, classical medium. The world behind this keyhole is difficult to access. We need to know physics and its own language – mathematics. However, there are enough “cookies”** for everyone. They are in abundance, common, yet they entertain, teach, ease things, link, communicate, make things even…

Films were obtained by the courtesy of physicists from the Department of Solid State Physics, Faculty of Physics and Applied Informatics, University of Łódź and the Centre of Molecular and Macromolecular Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences. I wish to thank them for their time and all the conversations we had.