Visualize Science 2022: Quantum Edition

Wednesday, April 13, 2022
1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Yale Wright Laboratory 

Register here by March 31 to ensure your spot!

Artists and scientists with a Yale affiliation are invited to participate in the second annual competition, held at the Yale Wright Laboratory, for teams of artists and scientists to collaborate and create a conceptual model of a quantum concept (to be revealed at the start of the competition) and realize it in either two- or three-dimensional format using materials provided for the competition.  This event is part of the programming for Quantum Week at Yale.

Two awards will be given: a “Judge’s Award” and a “People’s Award”.  The goal of the Visualize Science competition is to develop conceptual models of concepts in the physical sciences and to increase understanding of those concepts.  

Entrants will be up to 48 participants from the Yale community, with a preference for those with backgrounds in physics and studio art.  They will be divided into a maximum of 6 teams of up to 8 students each, composed of mixed art/physics disciplines.

The contest aligns with the goals of the report of the University Science Strategy Committee, especially by providing interdisciplinary connections between art and science at Yale, improving research communication, facilitating imaging and image analysis, modelling data, and increasing the understanding and analysis of physical systems.

For more information about the 2019 contest and winning entries, please see this article about the event.


1:30 p.m. Introduction-Victoria Misenti, Wright Lab Program Manager and Eric Fleischmann, contest organizer

1:35 p.m.  Brief panel of Wright Lab scientists describing the quantum concept in question

1:45 p.m.  Introduction of contest format, coaches and timeline-Misenti

1:50 p.m.  Teams split up

2:00 p.m. Teams begin working on designs

2:45 p.m.  Teams should begin work on realization of models by this point if they haven’t already

3:30 p.m.  Teams bring their completed models to WL-216

3:40 p.m. Team presentations (up to 5 minutes each).  Non-participants who are interested in the contest are invited to attend the presentations.

4:05 p.m. Voting.  Ballots passed out to vote for “people’s award”.  Votes tallied by contest organizers. Judges vote on judge’s award.

4:15 p.m. Winners announced, awards given.  

4:30 p.m. End of program