"The Art of Astrophysics" update

Wednesday, February 5, 9:00am
Organizers: Bryce Croll and Zack Berta-Thompson

Please find information about the MIT Kavli Institute's recently completed "The Art of Astrophysics" Contest
a) "The Art of Astrophysics" Entries
b) Our Online Gallery
c) "The Art of Astrophysics" Winners announced

a) "The Art of Astrophysics" Entries
We received 49 wonderful entries for our "The Art of Astrophysics" contest. We were truly awe-struck by the quality and the variety of all the fabulous entries. We received entries from a wealth of MIT-affiliated
individuals, including works from MIT undergrads, graduate students, postdocs, professors, instructors, staff, and spouses; we also received entries from individuals outside the MIT community, including those in our
local Boston/Cambridge area, as well as works from abroad (one from as far afield as Slovenia). The techniques used in these art and multimedia works span a broad range, from data visualization to origami to photography to painting to fire-spinning.

b) Our Online Gallery
We are pleased to present an online Gallery of the entrants in our competition. All the entries, the winners, and a photo-set from our public gallery showing, are all available at:

c) "The Art of Astrophysics" Winners announced
We are pleased to announce the winners of our contest. All these works can be viewed here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/artofastro/sets/72157640466634434/).
i) First Prize ($300):
- The Life of a Star in the Flame Nebula, by Rachel Bowens-Rubin & collaborators, MIT alumni

ii) Honourable Mentions ($75)
- Selenographia Revisited, by Michael Benson, Erik Demaine, Martin Demaine, (MIT staff)
- Sight Beyond the Stars, by Natalia Guerrero, (MIT undergraduate)
- The Big Bang, by Kiran Wattamwar & Christina Sun, (MIT undergraduate)
- Postcard from the Moon, by Hannah Wood (MIT undergraduate)

iii) non-MIT affiliated work ($50)
- 100 Planetary Nebulas, by Judy Schmidt

iv) Audience Appreciation Awards ($25)
- Pink Nebula, by Conny Goelz-Schmitt
- Telescopic Moon First Quarter, by Elizabeth Cavicchi (MIT alumni, and instructor)