Led by Royal Society Research Fellow Dr. David Glowacki, dS began as a way of communicating research in chemical physics to non-specialist audiences. Consequently, dS is built using much of the same physics, theories and equations that research scientists use to study how atoms move. What is shows you is not so different to what’s happening around you all the time, but normally too small for our eyes to see.

dS has received research and development awards from the EPSRC, the Royal Society, the Royal Society of Chemistry, NVIDIA, and University of Bristol. It has resulted in academic publications across both science and the arts (read full list of publications).

Many of the algorithms developed in the making of dS have been used to carry out scientific research, and active work is presently aimed at transforming dS into a platform for interactive protein dynamics, letting users sculpt their motion.