Nanobowl Video Contest

The 2008 PhysicsCentral Nanobowl Winners!     


Grand Prize Champion
          Nanobowl X^-IX


Prize: Nanotrophy and $1,000 (normal-sized cash)


We would also like to recognize the following videos. They will also receive a Nanotrophy and certificate of recognition.


People's Choice Winner:
          Theoretical Football


Most Inspirational:
          Angelo State Physics and Football - Nanobowl


Most Creative:
          The Fysics of Phootball


Most Heartwarming:
        Physics: An Underdog Story Part 1 and Part 2


Thanks for all the fabulous entries. Stay tuned for our next video contest, coming soon! View all 27 entries.


The Nanobowl Nanotrophy


Nanobowl TrophyA nanoscale trophy will be created in silicon and metal,  which will be visible only under super high magnification electron or scanning  microscopes. At such minuscule dimensions, the width of the features will be  about a thousand times thinner than a strand of human hair!


The trophy is being made right now by physicists of the  Craighead research group at Cornell University in Ithaca  , NY.


Detailed Images of Nanotrophy


Video Contest Rules

  • We recommend that  the videos be two minutes or shorter. But if you feel you really need some  extra time, go for it.
  • All videos must  be received by February 3, 2008.
  • Submitted videos  may be used by the American Physical Society in its activities, including  posting videos on the Internet.
  • Please submit  your video via the YouTube Internet site at
  • Tag your YouTube  video with the term ‘nanobowl’ and send an email to with  'nanobowl' in the subject line to alert us to your video's existence.