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Science with humor: PhD students transform themselves into science slammers

The science slam workshop used props, visualizations and performative elements to explain scientific results to a wide audience in an entertaining and accurate way.

On April 8 and 9, 2024, some MAPEX doctoral students at the University of Bremen transformed themselves into science slammers. Lesson learned: Science with humor can work. Scientific results can be explained to a wide audience in an entertaining and correct way using props, visualizations and performative elements.

The participants of the science slam workshop were able to try out how to present their research projects to a non-specialist audience on the spot: Doctoral students from the STEM fields took part in the workshop together with doctoral students from the humanities. The workshop was jointly organized by the MAPEX Center for Materials and Processes and the Research Training Group Worlds of Contradiction. The molecular biologist Julia Offe and the actor ... worked with the participants on a wide variety of topics. (add topics here)

On May 7, 2024, some of the new slammers from the University of Bremen will perform live on stage. Tickets for the Science Slam evening at the Bremen Schlachthof are available here:

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