We already talked about the project NANOCOSMOS in this website. This is a huge ERC funded project directed by Prof. José Cernicharo which has put together research groups from Spain and France. The researchers working in this project are trying to “unveil the physical and chemical conditions in the dust formation zone of evolved stars.”
A year ago, Natalia Ruiz Zelmanovitch (Public Information Officer of the project), approached me to create a short documentary explaining the aims of this research. Now, a year later, its been made public. Scixel worked both in the animations and the music. Hope you enjoy this piece as much as we enjoyed making it.
Apart from the pleasure that is to work with Natalia, the intrinsic beauty of this research, made this collaboration a big moment of Scixel’s short history.
About 4 years ago Prof. Jose Ángel Martín Gago approached me to talk me about the NANOCOSMOS project. As they explain in their website, “NANOCOSMOS will take advantage of the new observational capabilities (increased angular resolution) of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) to unveil the physical and chemical conditions in the dust formation zone of evolved stars”. Simply put, they are studying the debris stars create and the role this dust plays in the life/death recycling story of the universe.
This is a huge ERC funded project directed by Prof. José Cernicharo which has put together research groups from Spain and France.
And this is where Natalia Ruiz Zelmanovitch (Public Information Officer of the project) appears. She happens to be the most-committed-with-outreach-and-dissemination-of-science I’ve ever met. And she wants to tell the story of the NANOCOSMOS project. And she wants to tell it right.
She is behind the production of “NANOCOSMOS: un viaje a lo pequeño.” Here you can watch the trailer:
Scixel has been in charge of the 3D visualizations of the space: stars, nebulae, galaxies and planetary systems. We have been working with the Nanocosmos people for a few years now and I can tell you, if I know Natalia enough, this is just the beginning. So, stay tunned!
The CNB (Centro Nacional de Biotecnología, Spain) has made a collection of short videos to explain some of their research: from plants that decontaminate our environment to cancer inmunotherapies. They’ll be publishing them weekly. Here you have some examples:
The films where beautifully directed by Filmociencia. We helped them with the infography.
Prof. Fernández-Rossier is an interesting person for many reasons. Apart from his research work and being a Spinograph partner, he has recently started a new research center (QuantaLab). And some how he still manages to find some time for scientific outreach. And this is a good example.
Here he explains the mass production of the ubiquitous graphene.
We just helped with the video. And as a side note, we are particularly proud of the music piece.
Here we present the IFT (Instituto de física teórica). Filmociencia has directed this beautiful video to present this research institute and the amazing environment they offer to students and researchers.
We have collaborated with them performing a small presentation effect.
It is always a pleasure to work with our friends in Filmociencia. They are the directors of what it is going to be a series of videos about risk for the ICMAT and funded by AXA Research Fund.
And we at Scixel did the graphics for it.
Want to learn more about risk and its modelling? Be on the watch for more videos!