Awards Night

The University of Nottingham handed out its 2016 Knowledge Exchange and Impact Awards last night.

Various academics and teams were recognised for work that impacts well beyond the confines of the university.

It was really interesting to see short presentations about all the nominees - lots of amazing projects I was unaware of but which would make cool videos. I was particularly interested in a few innovations involving the aviation industry.

This year there were two media-related categories, and "we" were entered in a digital media section.

The Prof and Neil from Periodic Videos

The Prof and Neil from Periodic Videos

"We" actually comprised three projects - Periodic Videos, Sixty Symbols and Computerphile - as a joint entry.

And despite some stiff competition, we won our category.

Here's a video with highlights from all three projects together (It was never used... so may as well post it here to boost its audience beyond three people!)

At the event to pick up the trophy and pose for photos were David Brailsford  (Computerphile), Mike Merrifield (Sixty Symbols), Neil Barnes (Periodic Videos), me (various), and Martyn Poliakoff (Periodic Videos).

Of course myriad people are responsible for the videos, including a list of researchers and professors too long to list here. Just some of them are here and here.

And a special shout-out to my colleague Sean Riley who makes nearly all the Computerphile videos.

Undisputed highlight of the evening was Neil's name tag promoting him to doctor... Neil had a wry smile and popped the tag in his pocket!