The scientific process is fascinating. It starts with a question that sets off scientists on a journey with more twists and turns than most people realise. After many months, if not years, of hard work, an answer emerges. Something new has been discovered.
This answer gives rise to another question, and so the process repeats indefinitely, each time creating a world that is a tiny bit richer.
This happens in many thousands of labs, all around the world, including ours - the labs of the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown. Here, scientists of diverse backgrounds (biology, physics, medicine, and more) collaborate to pursue the answers to myriad questions.
Even though we are not scientists, in this collection, we went through a “mini scientific process” of our own. We asked: How can we share the work of our scientists? Can we move beyond the “one sentence” headline and get into the nitty gritty of the work?
Finding the answer required that we join our individual skills (writing, illustrating, designing, and more). After months of readapting our method, examining the results, and often starting again, we found our answer.
Welcome to your journey Inside the Unknown.
Curator & writer
Enjoys thinking about simple ways to communicate complex ideas
Illustrator & animator
Discovering the art of science storytelling by leaping from the second dimension to the fourth
Suspended her secret obsession with paper to dive into the digital world
Uses motion design to swim in the deep sea of science
Brainstormer & editor
Loves to turn ideas into reality, to play with words and has a thing about keeping track of time(lines)
Facilitator & translator
Keeping communication channels open and making things happen, while discovering the wonders of science