Art in science

Here at JPhys+ one of our favourite things to do is search through our published papers to find beautiful figures for our Image of the Week, and you must be happy with our choices as these posts are amoungst our most popular.

It’s not only JPhys+ bloggers though that appreciate the beauty that can come from everyday research but the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) too. They have launched their annual Science Photo Competition, which is a chance for all EPSRC-supported researchers and EPSRC-supported doctoral students to capture their research through a lens.

There are 5 competition categories:

  • People
  • Weird and wonderful
  • Eureka
  • Innovation
  • Equipment

The overall winner will receive £500 worth of photography equipment with the winner and runners-up in each category also receiving prizes. To enter please visit the EPSRC Science Photo Competition website and while you are there don’t forget to look at the winners from 2014. My favourite is Jonathan Rickard’s microscopically thin films grown using strong electric fields.

Keep an eye out on Monday for our next Image of the Week and if you can’t wait till then you can see all our previous images here.

CC-BY logoThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. Thumbnail image: Cai et al 2005 J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 27 345702 copyright IOP Publishing 2015.


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