Z-TIME:

THE ART AND SCIENCE OF CIRCADIAN RHYTHMS

SCIENTIFIC TIME

In the lab, scientists investigate the daily rhythms of animals, cells, and DNA in order to understand more about our body clocks. In this experiment, we turn the tables and analyse the circadian rhythms of the scientists. What you see is based on 24 hours of footage taken at CBMR during a circadian experiment in which scientists worked around the clock.

The video has been analyzed to highlight the activity of scientists over space and time. Motion was visualized by subtracting one frame from the next, taking a rolling 5 second average over time. The result is a rhythm of activity which changes over the course of the day – capturing the lone figures of circadian researchers at night.

Visualizations by Leonidas Lundell. Lundell is a data scientist at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research (CBMR).

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