Physicists hunt for disappearing Da Vinci

June 3, 2014 5:24 PM

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(Image: M. C. Misiti/Central Institute for the Restoration of Archival and Library Heritage, Rome)

Da Vinci is disappearing. This once-vibrant red chalk drawing by the master – widely believed to be a self-portrait – has faded into a dull watermark blotted by dark marks. Now the history behind the disappearance has been uncovered, and in the hope that we can save what little is left of the famed ...

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