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Estonia report: Results of Estonian Science Photo Competition announced
On the 11th February 2018 the winners of Estonian Science Photo Competition 2017 were announced. Competition was organized by Wikimedia Eesti and was sponsored by company Harju Elekter and supported by Estonian Ministry of Education and Research, as well as Estonian Research Council.
As part of the event Estonian Science Photographer of the Year 2017 was announced as the winner of the competition and this prize was given to Kertu Liis Krigul.
Other mentions were given in following categories:
Winner: Photo of Scanning Electron Microscope where it can be seen how after 2 hours of heating at 600 °C silver with lower melting temperature starts expanding out of the shell of silicon dioxide. The photo was taken as part of research where the durability of the coil of silver nanoparticles by adding a protective layer. (Mikk Vahtrus)
Jury prize: Photo of a tool used to study forces between surfaces in en:Atomic force microscopy. Photo is taken with stereo microscope in lab of :en:Norwegian University of Science and Technology before the test to see if the nozzles are intact. (Kertu Liis Krigul)
People in science
Winner: Photo of assistant professor Ivar Arold in Summer of 1990. during field work of geography students of University of Tartu, explaining levelling. (Margus Hendrikson)
Jury prize: Photo of observation of snow and ice layers in Fox Fonna glacier in Svalbard to collect information about weather conditions. (Kertu Liis Krigul)
Jury prize: Photo of entomologist, professor Toomas Tammaru of University of Tartu in his office. (Lauri Kulpsoo)
- Winning series – Heli Lukner, Sandhra-Mirella Valdma, Andreas Valdmann
- Authors of series studied how to create a suitable scattered light field with special diffuser and lens. As a light source a super continuum laser beam that covered whole spectrum of visible light and near-infrared. Changing the distance between lens and diffusor less or more sharp objects formed on the wall of laboratory reflecting from the lens, which were photographed.
- Jury prize – Tarmo Tamm, Markus Otsus, Artur Kaljo – crystal structure of bubble-filled concrete
Winner: Photo of transmission and mixing of two flurescence dye in porous 3D environment. Refractive index of beads with 16 mm diameter is same as of water surrounding the beads, making it possible to visualize transmission and mixing of dye in the light of horizontal laser in porous environment. (Mihkel Kree)
Category of non-photographic materials
Winner: Freezing of water drop at temperature -180 °C. (Maxim Bilovitskiy)
Regio special prize: photo of old karst landscape in Rõstla open pit. (Tõnu Pani)