Proving that science involves much more than lab coats and complex tests, the Art of Science competition has returned to Bristol.
The competition offers a unique challenge to researchers - to find and publicise the aesthetic beauty in their laboratories and experiments.
The images produced by University of Bristol scientists reveal the unexpected beauty that can be discovered by looking at technical research from a new perspective.
Hover over the image below to scroll through this year's winning entries. Click on any image to find out more about that entry on Flickr.com.