The Art of Science exhibition explores the interplay between science and art and consists of images produced during the course of scientific inquiry that have aesthetic merit. The competition is open to the entire Princeton community, including undergraduates, faculty, post-docs, staff, graduate students, and alumni.

The competition is now closed ! 

Thank you to everyone who participated. We will review your submissions shortly and will be getting in touch with you.


Save the date for the Opening Reception

May 5, 2017, at 4:30 p.m. in the Friend Center Atrium ! 


The most recent online galleries are below:

 2014 Images   2014 Videos 



Art of Science 2014 is sponsored by the David A. Gardner ’69 Fund in the Council of the Humanities, the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, and the School of Engineering and Applied Science. Prizes are provided by by the Office of the Dean for Research. The exhibit is co-sponsored by the Lewis Center for the ArtsPrinceton Institute for Computational Science & Engineering, Council on Science and Technology, Keller CenterOffice of the Vice President for FacilitiesLewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, Cooperative Institute for Climate Science, Princeton Neuroscience Institute, Princeton Environmental Institute, and the departments of Astrophysical SciencesChemical and Biological EngineeringCivil and Environmental EngineeringMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringMolecular BiologyPhysicsPsychology and Art and Archaeology.

The organizers for Art of Science 2014 were Jasmin Imran Alsous, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Zach Donnell, Department of Molecular Biology; Adam Finkelstein, Department of Computer Science; Dan Quinn, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Teresa Riordan, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Josh Spechler, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and Andrew Zwicker, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory.

The 2014 exhibit was designed and printed by the Princeton Digital Print Center. Special acknowledgment to Barbara ValenzaJim Elbrecht, and  Leona Rosso-Dzugan. The original Art of Science logo was designed by Jonathan Harris ’01. Undergraduate caption editors: Erika Davidoff  ’17 and Bennett McIntosh ’16.

The Art of Science organizers gratefully acknowledge Princeton University’s Office of Information Technology and  School of Engineering and Applied Science for the creation of the AoS competition submissions, judging, and gallery display system. Creators: Neil Adelantar and James Chu. Special thanks to Dave Herrington and Mary Albert. We would also like to acknowledge the Department of Computer Science for helping us with our submission site and storing our material !

Additional AoS 2014 graphic design and web development by Elliott Chenoweth.