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Come and watch FameLab

02 February 2016

On Thursdah 11 February, you can see the Groningen heat of FameLab, the international competition for young scientists who like te explain what they are doing. The audience will see some 15 presentations of exactly three minutes each, in which the participants have to explain their research topic - without using PowerPoint, but with all the gadgets they can carry up the stage.

Participant in the 2014 Groningen FameLab heat | Photo Science LinX
Participant in the 2014 Groningen FameLab heat | Photo Science LinX

In FameLab young scientists must give lively and creative presentations of their research topic to a general audience in three minutes. Ever since the start at the 2005 Cheltenham Science Festival in the UK, FameLab has grown and it is now the most important competition in science communication in the world, with national heats in 30 countries attrackting some 7,000 participants.

The Netherlands will host 6 regional rounds, one of them in Groningen. Here, you can watch presentation on hibernation, spin waves, nanoscience, human evolution and much more. Around 15 young scientists from different area's of the Natural Sciences will battle for a place in the National finals on 22 April in Utrecht. Can they present their research topic in just 3 minutes, without using PowerPoint? Come and find out, and visit the Groningen heat yourself!

Participant in the 2014 Groningen FameLab heat | Photo Science LinX
Participant in the 2014 Groningen FameLab heat | Photo Science LinX

Where? Groninger Forum Film + Debate, Hereplein 73, Groningen (map)

When? Thursday 11 February from 7 - 10 p.m.

Admission: FREE

Language: English

Last modified:02 February 2016 12.06 p.m.
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