Exhibition showcases research and innovation to the public

Posted by pt91 at Nov 22, 2017 12:56 PM |
46 images capturing the cutting-edge research of the University of Leicester will be on display at Queen’s Hall on Tuesday 5 December 2017

Issued by University of Leicester on 22 November 2017

Download last year’s winner of the People’s Choice Award, ‘Star Eaters’ by Dr Chris Nixon: https://www.dropbox.com/s/vr3slfevbmtopxd/43%20Chris%20Nixon%20Large.jpg?dl=0

An exhibition of the current work of the University of Leicester’s research community will be on display at Queen’s Hall, Percy Gee (Students’ Union) Building, on Tuesday 5 December 2017 from 11 am to 4 pm.

The Images of Research event is open to students, staff and members of the public.  Organised by the University’s new Doctoral College, this year‘s competition builds from last year’s successful event and will encourage visitors to cast their vote for the coveted ‘People’s Choice Award’.

Known as PhDepictions in previous years, the successful Images of Research competition is back for its second year. The event aims to give an insight into the wide range of research carried out at the University of Leicester and the way that this research can make a difference to society.

It is a unique display of the breadth and quality of research undertaken by researchers at the University and allows those who take part it is an opportunity to think about their research in a new and visual way.

Professor Dave Lambert, Director of the Doctoral College, said: “Images can capture the imagination in unique ways; they certainly did for me. It is fantastic to be able to showcase the University’s research through this medium. The entire research community from postgraduate researchers to principal investigators, is represented here.”

Last year’s winner of the People’s Choice Award was Dr Chris Nixon’s image, ‘Star Eaters’, depicting two supermassive black holes. Among the research visitors can see at this year’s exhibition are images taken of Hong Kong’s protest Umbrella Movement by researchers in the University’s School of Business.

The event takes place on Tuesday 5 December 2017 from 11 am to 4 pm in the Students’ Union and is free and open to all.

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