4th Annual Art of Science Competition

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Congratulations to postdoctoral scholar Ian Williams of the Squires Lab who received honorable mention in the 4th annual Art of Science competition for “Morphology of phase coexistence in a lung surfactant monolayer” (pictured). This fluorescence micrograph shows a monolayer of the pulmonary surfactant DPPC doped with a fluorescently labeled lipid.

The Art of Science initiative recognizes the creative and experimental nature of science and challenges UCSB researchers to visually communicate the beauty inherent in scientific investigations. Participants in the competition use everything from photographs to spectroscopic images to data visualizations to reflect their discoveries. About 1,400 members of the campus community voted in the fourth annual contest sponsored by the Schuller Lab, the Center for Science and Engineering Partnerships at the California NanoSystems Institute, the College of Creative Studies and the UCSB Library.

All the artwork will be exhibited at the UCSB Library beginning July 28.

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