The cosmic web

Image: Miguel Aragon-Calvo

Reminiscent of the brilliant orange rock formations of Antelope Canyon in Arizona, the orange bubble-like structures below depict something far less tangible—the flow of matter. To illustrate these invisible structures, associate research scientist Miguel Aragon-Calvo used tools he developed in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. "I'm not an artist by any means," he says. "What I show is beautiful because it's beautiful by itself." The informational poster, which Aragon-Calvo created with colleagues Julieta Aguilera and Mark SubbaRao of Chicago's Adler Planetarium, placed first in the National Science Foundation's 2011 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge.

You might also like