On the 18th of April four young scientists competed against each other in the full house of Horns Erben, to explain in each case within ten minutes their PhD thesis/topic in an entertaining way and to convince the audience. Host of the evening was Christoph Peters.
With friendly support by the Leibnizladen.
In the course of our Science Slam we want to give the postgraduates the chance, to present a broad public their research project in an understandable and entertaining way.
On Monday took that opportunity:
„Are Christians better humans?“
„As computer scientist under biologists – a noisy work“
„Artists with a need of assistants or why sometimes grand art can just emerge with support”
„Speaking foreign languages accent-free: is it actually possible?”
Paula Roncaglia-Denissen has won the ‘golden megaphone’ for the best slam at the 2nd Science Slam. We congratulate her and would like to say a big thank you to all participants and the great audience.
The Kompetenzschule ELSYS has organized its first Science Slam on the 6th of December 2010. Over 130 interested parties gathered in Horns Erben, to listen to four contending young scientists and to vote for the winner. Similar to the model of the Poetry Slam, the Science Slam is a competition: all lecturers have ten minutes to present their topic in a proper and entertaining way. Everything can be used while the audience decides who has linked science and entertainment in the best way.
The four participants of the 1st Slam originate in different fields: german philology, analysis of the environmental system, science of sport and bioinformatics. The winner was Katrin Körner with her presentation about the “chronic airway disease of Grandma Erna”. But also Josefine Krause with her story about the teacher Mr. Lämpel (interdisciplinary teaching), Friedrich Angermüller and the Easter Islands (destruction of ecosystems) and Anika Groß in quest of cookies in the supermarket (evolution of annotations) gave their best and brought down the house.
Here you can watch a video contribution about the evening: