Inaugurated in 2013, the EURAXESS Science Slam has become an annual event organized in ASEAN, Brazil, China, India, Japan and North America. Researchers from all over China joined in the first edition of the EURAXESS Science Slam. Six slammers competed in the exciting finals in front of 200 people in Beijing. In the end, Dr. Yu Yang from Wuhan University became China’s first EURAXESS Science Slammer and embarked on a trip to Europe.
In 2015 again, Vikas Malik from CAS Guangzhou Institute for Biomedicine and Health won the audience over with his slam where he compared his PhD research in stem cells to the journey of Frodo The Hobbit into Mordor and in June 2016 went to Europe for a scientific tour!
We were all grateful to all the brilliant finalists, enthusiastic public, swirling waiters and waitresses, cool sound technicians, authentic (basket ball) slammers, crystallographers and distinguished jury members for a memorable evening!
See the short video below to get a touch of the atmosphere
In 2016, for the fourth time, creative researchers of any nationality based in China will have the chance to showcase their work, original ideas and presentation talent.
This year again, the science slam takes place in three of the countries where EURAXESS has a worldwide office; Brazil, China, and India. And once again, the winners from each country will get a return ticket to Europe.
Have a look at our YouKu Channel to watch a short videos of last year's science slam and other videos.