“The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science.” - Albert Einstein

Can you see beauty in your science?

In science, as in art, the practitioner pursues moments of discovery when observations become greater than the sum of their parts and begin to reveal an untold story. The Art of Science initiative recognizes the creative and experimental nature of science and challenges UCSB researchers to visually communicate the beauty inherent to scientific investigations. Visualizing these discoveries connects scientists, artists, and the community at large. The Art of Science initiative encourages researchers to express the joy of scientific discovery through aesthetics.

Join us in our annual event to capture the imagination and share the beauty of science through photographs and images that describe some aspect of research; whether it be spectroscopic images of a new material, data from a series of simulations, photos of a device or instrument, data visualization, or some other aspect of research captured visually. We look forward to seeing the images you create!