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Talking Science Workshops

If you're tired of how science is misrepresented around you, or you just want to be able to talk about science conversationally, join our workshop and become a skilled communicator! Giving excellent science talks is not magic, it's practice. We welcome everybody from students to postdocs to learn and practice how to explain science to the general public or to colleagues from different fields. Learn to communicate your science in an engaging and understandable way. This is also a great chance to meet other students and scientists from Basel. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Let's talk about what really matters to us!

What: Talking Science Workshop
When: Friday, August 25th, 17.00 - 20.30 h
Where: Kollegienhaus, Petersplatz 1, Room 103

Register for the workshop with your name, research field and affiliation: talkingscience@protonmail.ch

Workshop registration

FameLab Competition 2017

FameLab is an international competition in science communication. Three judges select the best talk based on the three factors content, clarity, charisma. The winners of the semi-finals will get professional coaching and the winner of the national final represents Switzerland in the international final at the Cheltenham Festival in UK.

FameLab Basel flyer 2017

Free admission!

Science Slam Basel

The next Science Slam will take place in autumn.

We'll keep you updated here!

Watch all slams from 2016 on our youtube channel here!

Thank you all for the wonderful Science Slam 2016!!

Science Slam Flyer 2016

Dr. James Wootton, University of Basel

Marta Napiorkowska (3rd award) , ETH Zurich

Dr. Jun Liu, Friedich Miescher Institute

Devesh Singh (audience award), University of Basel

Ossama Khalaf (2nd award), EPF Lausanne

Dr. Navid Ghorashian, ETH Zurich

Lluc Rullan (1st award), ETH Zurich

Francois-Xavier Hardy, University of Basel
Interstellar Clouds

Davide Racco, University of Geneva
Dark Matter

Priya Satalkar (2nd award), University of Basel

Atilgan Yilmaz, ETH Zurich
Cellular Reprogramming

Denis Shapiro (audience award), ETH Zurich
Modelling Biological Systems

Kishan Thodkar, University of Basel
The Thinnest Material in the World

Oskari Vinko (3rd award), ETH Zurich
Life of Brian

Janina Linnik (1st award), ETH Zurich

Adarsh Sitapat, University of Basel
Learn from the Best Teacher

Elena Nazarenko, University of Geneva
How to Save the Stars

Ganesh Pathare, Friedrich Miescher Institute

Elisabeth Meyer, Friedrich Miescher Institute
Collective Intelligence

We are a group of PhD students and researchers from different departments in Basel, e.g., Physical Chemistry (University of Basel), Friedrich Miescher Institute (FMI) or Biosystems Science and Engineering (ETH Zurich). We organize:

  • Science slams (surprise, surprise...)
  • Communication workshops for scientists
  • The FameLab competition im Basel
Science Slammers and FameLabbers at Uninacht 2015
UniNacht 2015, 555th anniversary of University Basel, skuBAR.

You are a student or researcher in Basel and you would like to support us? Contact us and join our team!