From July to September, ChemistryViews invited its readers to submit photos showing their creativity and passion for chemistry as part of a photo contest. The result is a wonderful collection of photos from all over the world showing the excitement and beauty of chemistry. From all entries, three winners were selected to receive book prizes. Two photos were chosen by the editorial team and one by the readers in a voting process.
The first prize went to Maciej Majdecki of the Institute of Organic Chemistry PAS in Poland. His photo shows a collection of NMR tubes. “The true beauty and amazing variety of colours in these solutions can only be fully appreciated under a UV lamp. This is the fascinating world of fluorescence that I get to experience every day and immortalize in my photos,” says the postdoc, who works on novel materials for organic electronics.
Second place went to Colleen Rosales, an air pollution scientist at OpenAQ/University of California at Davis, USA. Her photo is a memento of an internship at the Gwangju Institute of Technology in South Korea. The audience award went to Antonio Diego Molina-Garcia, ICTAN-CSIC, Spain, for his “Blue Pearl Parade”. The photo shows calcium alginate beads containing a high concentration of sucrose.