A single powerful image can tell a story, explain an experiment, spur discussion or capture a remarkable element of nature.
Reflecting the importance of images to scientific communication, for the past decade the Biophysical Society, a professional organization of >11,000 scientists, has sponsored the Art of Science Image Contest. This year, Notre Dame biophysics graduate student Jonathan Morgan has been chosen as a top-ten finalist. Jonathan’s image, shown here, will be displayed along with the other finalist images on posters in the Exhibit Hall during the Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society, held February 15-19, 2020 in the San Diego Convention Center. Over the course of the meeting, attendees will vote on their favorite images, with the top three winners announced February 18. Prizes range from $200-$500.
For selection as a finalist, images were judged based on their scientific significance, originality, and visual impact. Images submitted for competition may be obtained using any imaging technique (e.g. scanning electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, sub-resolution light microscopy ), or obtained by combining multiple images into one artistic image. All images must have a connection to biophysical research. A gallery of image winners from past years can be viewed here.
Jonathan is a graduate student in the laboratory of Alan Lindsay, Biophysics faculty member and Professor of ACMS.