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Art of Science

About this Collection

Data curators at the UC San Diego Library have the privilege of working with researchers from a wide range of scientific disciplines as they prepare data for the Library’s Research Data Collections repository. The visually stunning nature of some of these research data sets has inspired the Library’s Research Data Curation Program (RDCP) to host its inaugural Art of Science contest, which aims to celebrate the beauty that can emerge during scientific exploration and raise awareness of the Library’s data curation services.

In February 2021, UC San Diego and affiliate students, postdoctoral and faculty researchers were invited to submit images or graphics related to their research, along with a caption that explains their work in an engaging and accessible way. Images could be obtained by any imaging technique, could be the result of modeling and simulation, or could be obtained by combining multiple images into one artistic image. Photographs could also be of instrumentation, apparatus, devices or other objects used in your scientific investigation. Researcher-artists were allowed to modify images to enhance their aesthetic.
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