While most Academia aesthetics focus more on literature, arts, writing, philosophy or history, Science Academia focuses on scientific knowledge and studies, the scientific process. Science Academics share the same passion for knowledge and its pursuit than other Academics, but the way they express it rests on one or more scientific disciplines.

Science Academia aesthetics vary a lot between the different scientific disciplines, detailed later on this page. However, Science Academics share some common traits.

Main Idea

This Academia aesthetic is centered around the study, exploration and understanding of formal sciences, which are disciplines using the scientific process. The most common branches are Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Astronomy, Technology, Biology, Medicine and Psychology.

Smaller branches like Meteorology, Paleontology or Botanic are also good Science Academia disciplines.

It is the devotion of oneself in pursuit of truth, knowledge, and clarity, to find a better understanding of the world around you and to be amazed by its marvelous complexity.

Main Concepts and Philosophies

  • Anything can be explained with science.
  • Knowledge is the most powerful tool.
  • Discovery is your motive.
  • Learning for the sake of learning.
  • Stay curious and keep asking questions.
  • Reading books is fine but knowledge is found through experimentation.



  • Staying up till 4 AM just to look out into the sky.
  • Staying up till 4 AM to finish your thesis.
  • Ranting about this new advancements in your field to anybody who would listen.
  • Ranting about the importance of your field to anybody who listens.
  • Arguing about which discipline is the best/most important
  • Spending hours searching universities' libraries for science books to read in your spare time.
  • Reading scientific articles not related to your specialty, for the taste of science.
  • Science Fiction in any form.
  • Attending Public lecture.
  • Writing a scientific article about your last research.
  • Re-watching video lectures for the 100th time.
  • Passionately debating theories and ideas.
  • Being excited over the smallest interesting fact or smallest discovery

Common motifs

  • Science
  • Obscure books and lots of diagrams
  • Even more books
  • Technical vocabulary
  • Drinking a lot of coffee
  • p<.05
  • Sci-Fi
  • Confusion
  • Vintage
  • Rain
  • Late night
  • Studying
  • Universities
  • Laboratories
  • Glasses


Visuals are very similar to Chaotic Academia, Dark Academia and Sciencecore, with a lot of room for personal style.

The main idea is anything comfortable for studying and doing experiments but with a more classical or uniform-like look for researchers and teachers.


  • Print T-shirts, NASA, Any fandom print, Solid color.
  • Lab coats
  • Coats in general (trench coats, overcoats, etc)
  • Blazers
  • Sweaters, turtle-neck sweaters, and anything for cold and rainy weather
  • Anything with pockets


  • Any comfortable pants, (Jeans, Trousers, Dress pants)
  • Skirts (mid/long length, plaid, (Anything "Librarian" also works))
  • Pinafores


  • Boots (ankle boots, Dr Martens, Combat boots
  • Oxfords
  • Mary Janes
  • Knee high socks
  • Solid colour tights


  • Watches
  • Hair ties
  • Thick belts
  • Glasses/Goggles
  • Simple jewellery that's easy to take off (small earrings, chockers, etc)
  • Satchel/tote bag to hold your things in
  • Enamel pins to decorate your stuff
  • Chemical resistant gloves
  • Resporator masks


Any warm-tone, earthly or dark colors, especially any brown or black shades. Greens, blues and purples work as well.


Work clothing

Themed clothing

Cambridge Public Library

Visuals and settings

  • Universities and colleges
  • Old libraries and bookstores
  • Rainy/cold weather
  • Indoor spaces
  • Any time between 10 pm and 6 am
  • Museums
  • Messy Desks
  • Studying during breaks
  • Old stores
  • Telescope observatories
  • Notebooks filled up to the edge with equations and writings
  • Science fiction
  • Video Lectures
  • Historic sites and locations
  • Historic towns and cities
  • Old towns
  • A dark linoleum-tiled hallway
  • Glass vial topped with a rubber stopper
  • Mad scientists and inventive chemists
  • Periodic table

Recommend Films/Books/Games

  • Whisper of the heart
  • X-Files
  • Contact (Carl Sagan)
  • Contact (1997)
  • A Beautiful Mind (2001)
  • Creation (2009)
  • Any Star Wars film
  • A Dangerous Method (2011)
  • The Theory of Everything (2014)
  • Interstellar (2014)
  • Experimenter (2015)
  • Hidden Figures (2016)
  • Any video lectures in your field
  • Chaotic Academia: A Noir Robotics Mystery
  • Dr. Stone

Discipline Variations


  • Knowing multiple Pi's decimals
  • Advanced equations
  • Still need a calculator for basic math, just in case

A physics joke


  • New particles are exciting.
  • Being frustrated that we only know about 5% of what the universe is made of.
  • Thinking that, except for math, all other disciplines descend from Physics at some point.
  • Albert Einstein and Richard P. Feynman


  • Colors in glass tubes.
  • Experiments that looks cool but are also very dangerous.
  • Lab safety is a priority.
  • Marie Curie


  • Star maps.
  • Being in awe at the arid pictures of Mars surface.
  • Knowing about actual facts of astronomy.
  • Space is their favorite art form.
  • Planetariums.

A technological diagram


  • Robots.
  • The unstoppable machine of progress.
  • Mentally deconstructing objects around you to try to understand them.
  • Everything is a neural network


  • The mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell.
  • Old plates with animals or plants or fungi all over them.
  • Trivia on animals and plants.
  • Pretty microscopic view pictures.
  • Zoos and Aquariums.
  • All day everyday in the lab
  • Charles Darwin


  • Diagrams of skulls and human anatomy.
  • The most cryptic writing possible.
  • Learning impressive quantities of knowledge in very little time.
  • Having a profound passion for your medical specialty, especially if it's an obscure or weird one.
  • For Forensics students, a very chill relationship to death. They love a good artistic memento mori, especially when based on science and medicine.
  • Veterinary medicine
  • Dentistry


  • Loving or hating Freud/Jung/etc.
  • Having an outdated phrenology poster.
  • Finding pathological traits in everyone around you.
  • Can name all the historical experiments

Credit and other links

Hazy-October (Tumblr)

thedarksciences (Tumblr)

betweenthemustypages - Dark Academia Aesthetics for science subjects (Tumblr)


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