Young scientists from Luxembourg give entertaining insights into their research
On 30.09. it’s once again time for science on stage. At 7 pm in the Salle Robert Krieps in the Abbey Neimënster, six young scientists from Luxembourg will compete for the favor of the audience. In 10 minutes, they will present their scientific work in an entertaining way. At the end, the audience decides which presentation was the best and is awarded the Science Slam trophy. The topics originate from the entire spectrum of Luxembourg’s research landscape: from chemistry and biology, but also from social sciences and finance.
Explaining complex research topics clearly – that is no easy job. At the Science Slam, however, this is precisely the task. The event is explicitly aimed at a broad audience, and no prior scientific knowledge is necessary. “The goal is on the one hand to inform about the diverse research projects in Luxembourg and on the other hand to promote interest in science in general,” explains Manuel Maidorn, moderator of the Science Slam. The special attraction of the format is the participation of the audience: In a direct vote, the audience decides which contribution they liked best. The presentations should be informative, but also entertaining and, above all, easy to understand. No easy task.
An open format and plenty of potential for entertainment
In order to convey their topic both clearly and entertainingly, the slammers are free to choose the type of presentation they want to give in 10 minutes. Classical presentations as well as experiments on stage, singing and dancing or other props are allowed. The only condition: The presentation must give an insight into their own research. A total of six participants will take the stage on Friday, September 30 at 7 pm. The Science Slam is organized by the doctoral association LuxDoc and the Project ‘Doctoral Education in Science Communication’ from the University of Luxembourg. “We are looking forward to an exciting evening,” says Laure Pauly, president of LuxDoc. “The presenters cover the full range of Luxembourg’s diverse research landscape.”
First place will receive the golden microphone trophy at the end of the evening. Afterwards, there will be the opportunity to socialize with the slammers over a drink.
To get the audience fired up, Jean-Paul Bertemes from FNR is doing a quiz with science experiments. What happens when….? Excitement guaranteed.
The Science Slam is co-financed by the Luxembourg National Research Fund through our PSP Classic funding scheme (promoting science to the public). It was highlighted in the FNR’s 2021 Annual Report, watch the video below!
Further information at https://scienceslam.uni.lu/