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Durham University

Department of Physics

Graphical Excellence

2019 Florence Nightingale poster

Graphical Excellence

Since 2012 the Department has awarded Prizes for Graphical Excellence in laboratory reports. £100 is awarded at each Laboratory Level with nominations made by markers. The prizes are awarded for the optimal presentation of quantitative data to best illustrate a particular physical phenomenon. Optimal presentation should include appropriate choice of data, theory, axis scaling and labelling, and aesthetic value, and may include innovative plotting ideas and originality. In 2017, on the 8th of March, International Women's Day , the prizes were renamed ‘The Florence Nightingale Prize for Graphical Excellence’, in recognition of Florence Nightingale’s pioneering contributions to visual presentation of information and statistical graphics.


More examples from previous years can be found in the Archive.