2009 Visualization Challenge


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Science  19 Feb 2010:
Vol. 327, Issue 5968, pp. 946-948
DOI: 10.1126/science.327.5968.946

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Two winners and two honorable mentions were chosen by Science and the National Science Foundation in the illustration category in the 2009 International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge. Top honors go to biologist Peter Lloyd Jones, Andrew Lucia, and architect Jenny E. Sabin of the University of Pennsylvania’s Sabin + Jones LabStudio for "Branching Morphogenesis," an illustration of the forces lung cells exert as they form capillaries; and mathematician Dick Palais of the University of California, Irvine, and digital artist Luc Benard for "Kuen’s Surface," an illustration of the solution to a mathematical puzzle. Honorable mentions go to marine scientist Jennifer Jacquet of the University of British Columbia and digital artist Dave Beck of Clarkson University for "Jellyfish Burger," an absurd metaphor for where overfishing is leading us; and marine biologist Mario De Stefano, Antonia Auletta, and Carla Langella of the Second University of Naples for "Back to the Future," an illustration of the principles of biomimeticism.