Physics and Astronomy Grad Student Wins Award in Nikon Competition

PhD candidate, Lisa Tran is awarded 5th place in the 2017 Small World in Motion competition. Tran’s entry on cholesteric liquid crystal shells, encapsulating water droplets at a 10X magnification, gave off psychedelic colors under polarized light.  The competition which is hosted annually by Nikon features digital photomicrographs of life as seen through a light microscope.

To read more about the competition, visit Nikon Small World

To view Lisa Tran’s video entry, click here