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FOTICMAB 2021: And the winner is…

We share the winners of this years’ FOTICMAB contest! Which one is your favorite?

Artur
Jul 16, 2021
Winner of the Science category, photo by Bernat Bozzo

The FOTICMAB2021 is over, the votes have been counted, the results are clear! We appreciate the almost 100 participating pictures and videos, it has been a very interesting edition! As a reminder, the winners of each category will receive one of the new official ICMAB sweatshirts! All the participants will also be awarded with an ICMAB t-shirt in celebration of the 35 years of the Institute.

The FOTICMAB 2021 has received the participation of 44 pictures in the ARTISTIC category, 30 pictures in the SCIENCE category, 21 pictures in the CULTURE category, and 3 scientific dissemination videos! Congratulations to all the participants! You can take a look at all the photos and the votes they received, at the FOTICMAB website.

There is one winner in each category, and two finalists. And they are…

Scientific category

First prize: “Galileo was right”

By Bernat Bozzo, from the Low Temperature and Magnetometry technical service. The photo is a long exposure of a starry night that makes the earth rotation very visible.

S1 SCIENTIFIC FIRST PRIZE

First finalist: “Paradise birds”

By Rossella Zaffino (and Daniel Riba), ICMAB researcher in the Functional Nanomaterials & Surfaces (FUNNANOSURF) Group.

“A monolayer of organic molecules obtained by sublimation on a silicon oxide surface that remind us of paradise birds flying.”

 S2 SCIENTIFIC FINALIST 1

Second finalist: “Here Comes The Sun”

By Martí Gibert, from the Nanostructured Materials for Optoelectronics and Energy Harvesting (NANOPTO) Group.

“In order to find all this beauty we just needed to look up in the sky (solar spectral splitting)”

 S3 SCIENTIFIC FINALIST 2

Artistic category

First prize: “Bacterial cellulose or jellyfish?”

By Nerea Murugarren Garrido, ICMAB researcher in Nanoparticles & Nanocomposites (NN) Group.

“It is wonderful when we find similarities between our lab life and nature. This is a bacterial cellulose sample produced in the Nanoparticles & Nanocomposites Lab. It reminded us of a jellyfish! Can you see it as well?”

A1 ARTISTIC FIRST PRIZE

First finalist: “Sun Rays”

By Martí Gibert, from the Nanostructured Materials for Optoelectronics and Energy Harvesting (NANOPTO) Group.

“In order to find all this beauty we just needed to look up in the sky (solar spectral splitting)”

 A2 ARTISTIC FINALIST 1

Second finalist: “Els efectes de la Filomena”

By Bernat Bozzo, from the Low Temperature and Magnetometry technical service. A striking black and white landscape that reminds us of the work of Ansel Adams.

 A3 ARTISTIC FINALIST 2

Culture category

First prize: “Reflection”

By Kapil Gupta, from the Superconducting Materials and Large Scale Nanostructures (SUMAN) Group.

“Dragon and Tiger Pagodas – A temple in Kaohsiung, Taiwan”

 C1 CULTURES FIRST PRIZE

First finalist: “Italian Ramen”

By Martí Gibert, from the Nanostructured Materials for Optoelectronics and Energy Harvesting (NANOPTO) Group.

“One could say the Chinese invented pasta but Italians perfected it. Well they are trying to do the same with ramen, and they are not that far with this ENTIRELY homemade ramen! (Even the noodles are homemade!!!)"

 C2 CULTURES FINALIST 1

Second finalist: ”Dulces Castellanos”

By Martí Gibert, from the Nanostructured Materials for Optoelectronics and Energy Harvesting (NANOPTO) Group.

“En primavera las flores vuelven tanto al jardín como a la sartén”

 C3 CULTURES FINALIST 2

Video category

Winner: “Melting Metal with your Hands”

By Martí Gibert, from the Nanostructured Materials for Optoelectronics and Energy Harvesting (NANOPTO) Group.

“This is gallium, a metal that you can melt with your own body temperature!” Check the video out here, in @marticurie's Instagram. 

 V1 VIDEO FIRST PRIZE

Congratulations to everyone who won, and thank you for everyone that participated!

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