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The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) wanted a couple of posters celebrating the landmark detection of Gravitational Waves to display at the annual meeting of the American Association of the Advancement of Science (AAAS)… and I was more than happy to oblige.
I had written several articles on gravitational wave detection (for MetroCosm, Astronomy Now Magazine and for the STFC), so, being already up to speed with the subject, I did the research for this one myself.
I always find that having complete autonomy on the creation of an infographic (research, writing and illustration) to be most satisfying way of working (with the information vetted by proper scientist-type experts afterwards, of course). Fortunately, barring a few tweaks correcting my interpretation of wave directionality, few changes were required and the posters went on a jolly old adventure to Boston, MA… sadly, I didn’t get to go with them.
Infographics are an incredibly powerful tool for communicating complex ideas to customers, the public, or to policy makers.
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Ben Gilliland is a freelance science writer, graphic journalist, illustrator and author with more than 20 years of experience. This is where he talks about work he has done... on the off-chance anyone is interested.