About: Catherine Schmidt Patterson

Hi! I'm an associate scientist in the Getty Conservation Institute.

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Rings of Fire: Research at Synchrotron Facilities

Synchrotron Research Center
Late night at the Synchrotron Research Center in Stoughton, WI.

Conservation science never sleeps! And sometimes conservation scientists don’t either. What is it like to run experiments during the graveyard shift? More»

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      The now-extinct aspidochelone (“asp turtle”).

      Just as heedless man mistakes the creature for an island and is thus pulled inexorably to his doom, so too are sinners lured by the guile of the Devil into the fathomless depths.

      Two Fishermen on a Sea Creature (detail), about 1270, Unknown illuminator. The J. Paul Getty Museum


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