Visualize Science 2024

Saturday, April 27, 2024
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Yale Center for Collaborative Arts and Media (CCAM), 149 York St.

Pre-register here so we can plan teams in advance; walk-ins also welcome

Artists and scientists with a Yale affiliation are invited to participate in the third annual competition for teams of artists and scientists to collaborate and create a conceptual model of a scientific 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.

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.


9:00 a.m. Introduction-Celín Hidalgo and Eric Fleischmann, contest organizers

9:05 a.m.  Brief  conversation with Wright Lab scientist describing the scientific concept in question

9:15 a.m.  Introduction of contest format, coaches and timeline

9:20 a.m.  Teams split up

10:00 a.m. Teams begin working on designs

10:45 a.m.  Teams should begin work on realization of models by this point if they haven’t already

11:30 a.m.  Teams bring their completed models to Leeds Studio

11:40 a.m. Team presentations (up to 5 minutes each).  Non-participants who are interested in the contest are invited to attend the presentations.

12:05 p.m. Voting.  Ballots passed out to vote for “people’s award”.  Votes tallied by contest organizers. Judges vote on judge’s award.

12:15 p.m. Winners announced, awards given.  

12:30 p.m. End of program

Flyer (produced by Celín Hidalgo, including an illustration by Olena Shmahalo reflecting U.S. particle physics research themes).

Past contests

The Visualize Science contest is sponsored by CCAM, Eric Fleischmann, YQI, Yale Wright Laboratory, the Yale Department of Physics, and Yale University.