Last spring, Princeton University sponsored an interesting art competition. Called the Art of Science, the competition called for images “produced in the course of research or incorporating tools and concepts from science”.
The top 55 entries are now on display: Art of Science Online Gallery.
Below are two of my personal favorites. The research done with the ants, in the area of coordinated behaviour without a central controller, is quite fascinating. The strange crystal is mostly just pretty but does demonstrate some interesting mathematical concepts.
You can click on each image to get the detailed story behind the picture.