The Royal Society funds research across a wide range of science, and this year we invited all Royal Society research fellows to submit their interesting and unusual images to the ‘Picturing Science’ competition. We received over 100 entries, which can all be viewed on the Royal Society’s Flickr page.

Here  are the winners and runners up in each category, selected by our judging panel. They will all be on display as part of the Summer Science Exhibition 2013 on 2-7 July, so if you are planning on visiting the exhibition make sure you head to Carlton House garden opposite the Royal Society to have a look.

Thanks to everyone who entered and congratulations to the winners and runners up.

Discovery

Ricardo Randall and Jim Murray - WINNER

Cross section of an intact Arabidopsis seed’ by Professor Jim Murray, Wolfson Research Merit Award holder and Ricardo Randall from Cardiff University

Runners up

Sarah Newey - RUNNER UP

‘Human cortical neurons in a dish’ by Dr Sarah Newey, Dorothy Hodgkin Fellow from the University of Oxford

Yongjiang Huang - RUNNER UP

‘Blossoms on the surface of a fractured metallic glass’ by Dr Yongjiang Huang, Royal Society KC Wong Fellow and Dr Jiawei Mi, Industry Fellow from Hull University

Equipment

Goran Mashanovich - WINNER

‘The first mid-infrared sensor based on a Mach-Zehnder’ by Dr Goran Mashanovich, University Research Fellow from the University of Southampton

Runners up

Osten Axelsson 3 - RUNNER UP 1

‘Binauralhead’ by Dr Östen Axelsson, Newton International Fellow from the University of Sheffield

Rhaana Starling 6 - RUNNER UP 2

‘Developing technology for the next generation gamma-ray’ by Dr Rhaana Starling, Dorothy Hodgkin Fellow from the University of Leicester and Akira Okumura/The CTA collaboration

Infographics

Andy Lewis-Pye  - WINNER

‘Flowers of segregation’ by Credit: Dr Andy Lewis-Pye, University Research Fellow, London School of Economics, George Barmpalias, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing and Richard Elwes from the University of Leeds

Runners up

Des Higham - RUNNER UP 1

‘Twitter activity: a snaphot of tweeter-follower interactions as a conversation grows’ by  Professor Des Higham, Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award holder from the University of Strathclyde,  P. Laflin, F. Ainley, A. Otley from Bloom Agency,  A. V. Mantzaris from the University of Strathclyde and Bloom Agency, and P. Grindrod from the University of Reading

Tiina Roose  - RUNNER UP 2

 ‘High resolution synchrotron imaging of wheat root hairs growing in soil’ by Dr Tiina Roose, University Research Fellow and Sam Keyes, PhD student from the University of Southampton.

People

Claire Spottiswoode  - WINNER -resized

‘Honeyguide fieldwork in Zambia’ by Dr Claire Spottiswoode, Dorothy Hodgkin Fellow from the University of Cambridge

Runners up

Gavin Hesketh - RUNNER UP 1

‘Celebration of the discovery of a new particle’ by Dr Gavin Hesketh, University Research Fellow from University College London

Cathryn Mitchell - RUNNER UP 2

‘A challenging day’ Professor Cathryn Mitchell, Wolfson Research Merit Award holder and copyright of David Maxfield, British Antarctic Survey

Places

Paul Palmer - WINNER

‘Arctic slush puppy’ by Stephen Andrews from the University of York and Professor Paul Palmer, Wolfson Research Merit Award holder from the University of Edinburgh

Runners up

Hugh Tuffen - RUNNER UP

‘Sunset plume at Cordón Caulle, Chile’ by Dr Hugh Tuffen,
University Research Fellow from the University of Lancaster

Madeleine Humphreys RUNNER UP

‘The Skaergaard Intrusion, east Greenland’ by Dr Madeleine Humphreys, University Research Fellow from the University of Oxford