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Art of Science

Artists, some say, are more right-brained, prone to feeling and imagination. Scientists, meanwhile, are more left-brained, valuing order and logic.

Leonardo da Vinci shatters that theory.

The left and right sides of our brains co-exist in marvelous synergistic ways. The annual Art of Science competition proves that both halves are being nourished simultaneously at UCSB.

Art of Science challenges UCSB researchers —undergraduates, graduate students, and post-docs — to express the joy of scientific discovery through aesthetics. Each year's exhibition includes 10 images selected by a panel of judges, and by popular vote, based on their artistic excellence as well as scientific or technical interest.

The UCSB Library is proud to showcase these eye-opening and defining intersections of art and science.

For more information about the contest, and to see more submitted images, visit art- csep.cnsi.ucsb.edu