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Update May 10: ​
The winner of the Art of Science competition is:

Copper on Carbon Fibre web.png

The jury's motivation:
Looking at Amir Masoud Pourrahimi’s Copper on Carbon Fibre is like staring into a rose. By scanning electron micrograph of copper superstructures on carbon fiber Amir has created a really well composed, truly beautiful color and an excellent piece of art. The contrast and focus are excellent as the “rose” lays resting against the horizontal line that we see to the right. It’s great that we also see more of the copper structure to the bottom-left, showing that there is more to explore outside the image.  

Here is the result of the voting: 
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This was the first time the image competition was held during the event,
"It was a success, really. We had many great images sent to us, more than just the final eight. It is really nice to see the there is a lot of beautiful research in our labs and we are grateful that so many participated", says communications officer Mats Tiborn,  who arranged the competition. 


About the competition 

Seize the opportunity to show that your research is not only important but also beautiful and exciting to look at! 
As a new feature at the Science & Technology Day you are now able to compete for the best science image in the competition Art of Science. The images will be evaluated by a jury beforehand and the finale takes place during the Science & Technology Day in the Chemistry building where images from the selected finalists will be displayed. Staff and students will then be able to vote for the best image.

The winner will be awarded a SEK 10,000 contribution to participate in a scientific conference of interest. 

Selection criteria: 
  • Originality
  • Overall impression
  • Composition (technical and aesthetic)
  • The narrative portrayal of your research
The procedure is simple:
  1. Take a picture or generate an image that you think represents your research 
  2. Come up with a great title and description
  3. Fill out the form (link below)
  4. Send the high-resolution image by email to info.kemi@chalmers.se or use Wetransfer.com.
  • Contestants must be employees or students at Chalmers or the University of Gothenburg at the time of submission
  • Images must be submitted in a common digital format (.jpg, .png, .tif)
  • Images can include anything produced from, or directly related to, the contestant’s research. For example photographs, microscope images, computer simulation results, rendered 3D images, visualizations of data, etc.
  • Every contestant can compete with a maximum of 3 images
  • The images need to be in high resolution and be created by the contestant
  • You must be the copyright owner of any works submitted (i.e. you cannot submit images that have been used in a scientific article where you have given away your copyright) and you also confirm you have the necessary permission from people who may appear in the image.
  • Name the file FirstnameLastname, and include a number if you submit more than on entry to the contest
The contestant retains ownership of the copyright in any submitted images. However, by entering image(s) in this contest, contestants grant Chalmers the irrevocable, perpetual right to edit, adapt, use and publish in any media now known or hereafter discovered any or all of the images without compensation to the contestant, his or her successors or assigns, or any other entity. Image(s) shall be given attribution credit based on the name supplied with submission.


The jury consists of Johan Bodell, photographer at Chalmers, Mattias Marklund, professor at the Physics department, with great interest and knowledge in photography and scientific photography in particular, and Yanling Li, Ph.D. Student at Architecture and Civil Engineering, who is also an artist and photographer.


Page manager Published: Mon 13 May 2019.