2008 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge Winners

Making science fascinating to an audience beyond the lab is not always easy.

But the winners of the 2008 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge pull it off in impressive style. Breathtaking photographs and graphics reveal intricate details of our world – from the 3D path made by a rapidly-spinning string, to the tiny, barbed suckers of a half-metre-long squid. The awards are sponsored jointly by the journal Science and the National Science Foundation (NSF).


Visualizing the Bible, awarded an Honorable Mention in Illustration, depicts all 1189 chapters of the Bible as a bar graph with the length of each bar proportional to the number of verses in the chapter. Above this, arcs represent 63,779 cross references between chapters; different colours denote varying distances between connected chapters. Created by Chris Harrison of Carnegie Mellon University and Christoph Römhild of North Elbian Evangelical Lutheran Church.

About Gandalfe

Just an itinerant saxophonist trying to find life between the changes. I have retired from the Corps of Engineers and Microsoft. I am an admin on the Woodwind Forum, run the Seattle Solid GOLD Big Band (formerly the Microsoft Jumpin' Jive Orchestra) a GOLD sax quartet, and enjoy time with family and friends.
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3 Responses to 2008 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge Winners

  1. Beth says:

    Breathtaking image.  Amazing!

  2. Graham says:

    I think that’s spectacular. Literature made art.
    I don’t know if it’s peculiar to us in England, but on the foot they’re verrucas and elsewhere on the body they are warts. Crazy but true!
    I had a particularly stubborn one on my toe, which refused to go despite trying every treatment available. After four years or more, I hit on the idea of pricking holes in it, rubbing in cold sore treatment, and taping a wad of cotton soaked in household bleach over it. I did this every night and it disappeared in three weeks. And I can scour burnt saucepans clean in seconds with the remaining stump! 

  3. kitten says:

    The arc and colours are just lovely but then would we have expected anything less it is the Bible. Hugs Catherine

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