Your question may not have a simple answer – some of the most important questions of our time are impossible to answer! That is part of what makes them so interesting! Think about it: your question could eventually lead to a new breakthrough in science!
Molecular Frontiers will award prizes to those who ask the BEST QUESTIONS! The winners are announced once a year at the Molecular Frontiers Symposium at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm, Sweden. Fun fact: this is also where the Nobel Prize is announced each year.
What can I win?
5 boys and 5 girls will each year win a medal, a certificate and an iPad.
The Medal, designed by eminent bio-nano-technologist Prof. Shuguang Zhang of the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology, depicts the famous DNA molecule viewed from the unusual "z" direction on one side and an exclamation mark made of a carbon nanotube with a "C60" buckyball point on the other. It also has the name of the winner engraved alongside our moto: CURIOSITY CREATIVITY HONESTY KNOWLEDGE.
The certificate was designed and hand-painted by our Scientist and Teacher, Artist-in-Residence Dr. Elizabeth Ball and is printed on heavy paper like that of the Nobel prize certificates - perfect for framing!
The Apple iPad is a cool, handheld gadget with limitless capabilities, from playing music and video to surfing the web and much more - just add whatever software you like on your own!
Submit your idea HERE.