Infographics

The CSH collaborates with professional graphics designers to develop infographics as a community service

These infographics are the marriage of creative visualisation with hard statistics and scientific facts. They differ from the usual outreach graphics, because they seek to incorporate scientifically correct information while simultaneously focusing on effective communication. Scientists can then use the infographics in their professional talks and lectures. They may be used to convey the key scientific content of a discovery to the scientifically sophisticated segment of the public, or to familiarise the broader public with scientific ways of visualising information. Generally, the CSH infographics are meant to be international, community-wide resources for science communication and the promotion of science. Please feel free to download and use them, as long as you acknowledge the name of the graphics designer.

Our current collaborator is Jenny Leibundgut of Leibundgut Designs (leibundgutdesign.ch), who has designed logos for a diverse range of entities, including the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the Swiss Heart Foundation and Carnegie Hall.  She also designed coins for the Swiss mint.  Below are infographics in JPG and EPS formats, as well as in both low and high resolutions.

TRAPPIST-1 Exoplanets

The discovery of 7 Earth-sized exoplanets orbiting the diminutive red dwarf star, TRAPPIST-1, was an important milestone for the exoplanet community. The radii of these exoplanets were obtained via transit measurements, while the masses were measured via transit timing variations (TTVs). With this infographic, the intention was to display the radii, masses and flux of starlight received by each of the 7 TRAPPIST-1 exoplanets, so as to illustrate that they potentially cover the transition from Venus to Mars in our Solar System. Unlike in popular depictions, we intentionally avoided the depiction of topography on the TRAPPIST-1 exoplanets, because it is unknown what these are. High-resolution versions in JPG, PNG and EPS formats are available upon request.