The SURFER competition is running at the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences.
In collaboration with the Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach they collect images of algebraic surfaces generated with the Surfer programme.
The competition requires creativity, intuition and mathematical skill in order to create equations yourself or to change given equations to produce beautiful images. The images are easily generated with the SURFER programme. You will find the programme and a guidance manual on the SURFER-Installation-Site.. To submit an image to the competition, first save the image with the “Save” icon (disk) in SURFER bottom right (as .png image format) and then upload it to the competition gallery .
Who can take part?
Competition period, judges and prizes
The judging panel will be
- Sir Christopher Frayling: (Chair) Former Rector of the Royal College of Art, former chair of Arts Council England.
- Conrad Shawcross: Artist and sculptor specializing in kinetic models based on scientific and philosophical ideas. Conrad is currently the Centenary artist-in-residence at the Science Museum, London.
- Dr Catherine Hobbs: Head of Research at the School of Technology, Oxford Brookes University.
- Barry Phipps: Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge, and Curator, The Art of Research and other exhibitions
- Howard Covington: Chair of the Newton Institute Management Committee
Overall winner: £50 book token, and goody bag including IMAGINARY Catalogue, IMAGINARY T-shirt, Newton Institute T-shirt, Mug, Pen and postcards.
Runners up: Goody bag
The judges decision will be final and we will not be able to enter into correspondence
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