Albert Ghiorso was an inveterate doodler. As he thought about the experiments, he drew complex and bizarre diagrams, entirely abstract, colorful, and often quite fascinating. He drew these doodles on loose sheets, bound sketch books, programs, and on the covers and pages of the lab notebooks. In several decades, he created more than a thousand such doodles. Together, they define a unique art form, which some people have called


Here are a few samples of Albert's doodle art.