Science thrives on the exchange with an audience, the communication of new ideas and findings as well as a lively presentation. This is exactly what the "Science Slam" is all about. Here, scientists can interest and inspire their audience for their own research topic in a unique way and away from their peers. Meanwhile, the audience gets to see science presented in an entertaining way that is understandable to everyone and can vote for the best performance at the end.
For a given occasion, the "Science Slam" has a special motto this year. This is because the University of Erfurt is officially inaugurating its new research building on campus – between the KIZ and the library – on the same day. It bears the name "World Relations" and so this time the slammers are also called upon to present their research (questions) and findings on this topic – in ten-minute, generally understandable presentations. As always, any tool may be used for this purpose. What counts is to captivate the audience and thereby win the coveted trophy as a slammer.