Our animation and visualization for the Binary Star and Micro-Quasar SS 433 was selected for NASA’s astronomy picture of the day on 2020 August 31. This is the second time that a visualization of the Science Communication Lab for DESY has been awarded, which makes us very excited and honored. Our aim is not only to create artistic and aesthetic images of scientific research, but also to gain the approval of the involved scientists. What better recognition for this than a selection for the APOD website?
The animation on APODS Youtube-Channel with 68.070 visits to date (14.9.2020)
Again, we have developed a cosmic 3D animation for DESY research. This time we travel 7500 light years in the constellation Carina (the ship’s keel) to the two superstars Eta Carinae. The DESY team headed by DESY’s Stefan Ohm, Eva Leser and Matthias Füßling has proven the binary system Eta Carinae to be a new source of very high-energy cosmic gamma rays. Our extensive 3D animation shows how this phenomenon works.
A very special highlight was the collaboration with the sound and media artist Carsten Nicolai. For us as admirers of his work, a dream came true that one of our animations was set to sound by him! With this, DESY will surely reach an even larger audience to communicate its cutting-edge research.
This feels like a knightly accolade: Our visualization of a supermassive blackhole with a Neutrino blazar graces the cover of the January 2019 edition of the Nature Astronomy! They even use it as a twitter icon, very smart.
The illustration was developed exclusively for the multi-messenger research of the German Electron Synchotron DESY. The image has already been selected by NASA as the astronomy image of the day. It is a renewed confirmation for the Science Communication Lab that the high effort for the detailed presentation of highly complex scientific topics is worthwhile and pays off in the long run for the clients science communication. More about the project: https://www.scicom-lab.com/portfolio-items/multimessenger/
Dive into the deep sea with our new Scientific Poster for the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology in Bremen. The interactive poster shows all the habitats of their microbiology research. While wandering on the seabed, one can dive deeper into the individual habitats, study the organisms and learn about the processes. Elaborate 3D animations show the individual habitats and enable an almost photorealistic underwater landscape. Dive into it!
See how we create a hyperthermal vent in 3D animation:
ICOMOS, the International Council on Monuments an Sites, advices that Haithabu and the Danewerk in Schleswig Holstein should become a Unesco world heritage site! We are very proud to have made a small contribution to it: Konrad did the editorial design for the proposal and developed some sophisticated infographics to make the sites hisory and development visible and more understandable. You can download the full PDF version (98 MB) here.
For the very first time, we bring our interactive scientific poster on mobile devices. This is perfect to show your scientific research at conferences abroad or to share and explain your topics to a smaller group of colleagues. For us at Science Communication Lab, this flexibility in different media devices is a milestone in the development of exciting scientific communication formats.
The shown interactive scientific poster is called Digital Meta and was developed for the CRC Metaorganism at Christian-Albrechts University Kiel.
It shows microbiome model organisms and explains how hosts do interact with bacteria. More to come about this fascinating research soon…