Announcing the 2019 ScientistAtWork photo competition

Send in your very best science photos, and you could win a cash prize plus a year’s print and online subscription to Nature.

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It's the final week of the 2019 ScientistAtWork photo competition. For details, please click here. An overview follows:

Looking for arresting images of scientists from around the world taking part in their craft — both in the laboratory and far outside of it.

This year, we’re introducing a cash prize. The overall winner will receive £500 or equivalent, and the winner and runners-up will have their photo exhibited at Nature Careers’ live event in London in October. As always, the winner and runners-up will receive a year’s print and online subscription to Nature, and their entries will appear in a feature story in an April issue of the journal, and at The competition closes at midnight, UK time, on 17 March.

Click here to apply.

May Chiao

Chief Editor, Nature Astronomy

May started as a locum editor at Nature in 2003, and then joined the launch team of Nature Physics, handling a range of topics in the physical sciences. In 2016, she became Chief Editor of Nature Astronomy, which launched in 2017. May holds a physics degree from the University of British Columbia, and was a budding radio astronomer at the Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics in Ottawa. She changed course as a PhD student at McGill University, where she specialised in superconductivity. For her postdoctoral work at the University of Cambridge and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, she further branched into quantum matter under extreme temperature, pressure and magnetic fields. As an editor she enjoys learning new things everyday.