Images of Research winners revealed

A huge congratulations to our winners for the 2019 Images of Research Competition, which took place on Wednesday 27 November at Fraser Noble Hall.

Our research community was challenged to submit an image or photograph which summarised their research. With 74 original entries, the exhibition showcased the final 26 shortlisted images. The images were taken by researchers, with a brief description on how the image tells a story about their research.

With winners being decided by judge’s rulings as well as votes from staff, students and the public including the coveted People’s Choice Award, sponsored by Frank May on behalf of his late wife and long-time supporter of the University Katherine May, the winners are as follows:

Judges’ Prize Winner

  • Yang Chen, Spiral Up and Down

Joint Judges’ Prize Runners-up

Katherine May People’s Choice Winner

  • Stylianos Spathariotis, Girl with a Metallic Earring

People’s Choice Runner-up

  • Soheb Mandhai, The Cosmic Dance of Two Neutron Stars

Leicester Institute of Advanced Studies Interdisciplinary Prize

  • Brandon Fathy, Speed, Space and Time

The exhibition truly demonstrated the talent and flair the researchers possess, which left the judges with some tough decisions to make.

Dr Julie Attard, one of the judges said “It has been an absolute pleasure to be involved in judging the Images of Research competition; a wonderful reminder of the breadth of fascinating research carried out at the University of Leicester. Images have the power to quickly communicate complex ideas and subjects to the audience. I know some of these striking pictures will stay with me long after the event.”

All of the 26 images that were showcased can be viewed on the Images of Research website.

Professor David Lambert, Dean of the Doctoral College and another judge for the exhibition, ended the day by saying “What a show we have had this year! Some of the images were very challenging and provoked some intense discussions among the judges. I’m already looking forward to the event next year.”