Ten years ago, 17 May 2011, the Binnig and Rohrer Nanotechnology Center (BRNC) was officially inaugurated and opened its doors for users from ETH and IBM. Today, we would like to to celebrate this 10 year anniversary by announcing the winners of our “Arts in Science” contest.
It was extremely difficult for the judging committee to select the winners among all of the beautiful pictures. They clearly show the artistic aspects of the work in the BRNC cleanroom. We received a total of 37 images (16 ETH, 21 IBM) from 22 different users (9 ETH, 13 IBM). After an exhaustive and thoughtful process, the committee has decided to designate two first places, one second place, one third place and 8 honorific mentions.
The two first places were chosen based on both visual and functional aspects of the images. The images show functional devices portrayed in an aesthetic and colorful way with a symmetrical composition. The second and third places were chosen based on composition and visual aspects of the images.
We are happy to announce the winners as follows:
- 1st Place: Shadi Nashashibi (ETH) – “Discochip”
- 1st Place: Andrea Gemma (IBM) – “POP!”
- 2nd Place: Darius Urbonas (IBM) – “The art of stress relief 1"
- 3rd Place: Katarzyna Hnida-Gut (IBM) – “Meanwhile in the North Pole…"
The eight honorific mentions go to:
- Killian Keller (ETH) – “Pretty Rainbows”
- Michael Gerlt (ETH) – “Eye of the storm”
- Preksha Tiwari (IBM) – “Disco Jellyfish”
- Roger Dangel (IBM) – “Doctorfish”
- Lodovico Rossi (ETH) – “Chromorose”
- Marco Rocca (IBM) – “Technology vs Malaria”
- Uwe v. Lüpke (ETH) – “Flip-chip bonded quantum acoustical resonator”
- Roger Dangel (IBM) – “Piranhas”