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Famelab – Science Explained in 180 Seconds

No April fool’s joke: On 1 April, the “FameLab” semifinals are taking place in Basel for the first time. Young researchers at the University of Basel compete against each other in presenting their research topic in 180 seconds as entertainingly as possible. All props are allowed, as long as the participants can carry them on stage by themselves. At the end of each presentation both the jury and the audience give out an award.

12 March 2015

The idea behind “FameLab” comes from the UK and describes a competition in which young scientists present their research topic in an original, entertaining and understandable way. The goal is to find new communication talents around the globe. Entering the competition for “FameLab” Switzerland are ETH Zurich, the universities of Basel, Bern, Geneva, Lausanne and Zurich, the European Organization for Nuclear Research CERN, as well as the British Council who holds the sponsorship of “FameLab”. After the regional competitions, the national finals will takes place on Mai 8 at CERN in Geneva. All national winners will then meet in June for the international competition at the Cheltenham Science Festival in England.

«FameLab», semifinals for the national competition, 1 April 2015, 7:30 pm, doors open 6 pm, Naturhistorisches Museum, Augustinergasse 2, Basel, free admission.

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Marc Creus, University of Basel, Department of Chemistry, email: marc.creus@unibas.ch

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