An illustration we made for Harvard University showing that small mutations can lead to the discovery of a local optimum, but multiple mutations may be required to make the leap to a global optimum. Here, mutations are shown as trails, with some going nowhere, and one successfully finding a better route. (top) the final image,
We created two illustrations for Design Modus to accompany one of their client’s research. It shows the production of gold nanoparticles using a high power green laser and gold particles in a stream of water; and a second close-up of a gold nanoparticle cluster.
Animation of a quantum computer technique being developed by Hitachi Labs. It follows the basic spin manipulation, and how this can be scaled up to store and process computations, which will eventually form the basis of a functioning quantum computer.
The illustration shows a network combining classical and quantum computers, with distributed users and servers, as one of their research interests is to ease the integration of new quantum computing protocols within an existing framework.
Our latest animation for Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd, showing an animation of their NovaSAR satellite, capturing data over Adelaide, Australia. This was based upon previous illustration work we did of the satellite. More details on the mission here.
We created this animation for Surrey Space Centre, who built the InflateSail cubesat which demonstrated an inflatable dragsail for quick de-orbiting of small spacecraft. The sail had an area of 10m2, and the cubesat successfully deorbited 72 days after launch. More detail on the mission here.
We created a piece of art for Hitachi Cambridge Laboratory who do very clever things with semiconductor physics, amongst other interests. We produced this “glamorous” illustration of a solid-state single electron transistor, showing the probably location of the electron cloud as a glowing region. We used reference electron micrographs and drawings to build an accurate
Our latest animation for Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd, showing their Lunar Pathfinder mission, which aims to deliver a suite of cubesats to lunar orbit, and act as a communications hub back to the Earth. It is a pathfinder mission, testing technology for a more comprehensive lunar communications network, enabling future missions. More details and a
We updated the animation for Surrey Space Centre to show the launch and deployment sections, featuring a SpaceX Falcon9/Dragon capsule, and deployment from the International Space Station, via the Japanese module. The satellite is currently built and awaiting launch. It puts into context the issue of space junk, and shows how Surrey Space Centre, in
We created this animation for Surrey Space Centre, who built the Alsat nano cubesat which was successfully launched on 26th September 2016. It is a testbed for some novel technologies, which are highlighted in the animation. More detail on the mission here.