FameLab: the Italian Final – preview

And here I am again: at the final of FameLab Italy! But this year I will have the privilege to sit on a very special chair: as judger. Tonight I’ll have the duty to elect the third Italian Champion of FameLab, the international competition of science communication where enthusiasts have three minutes presentation to enchant […]

3…2…1: FameLab is in the house!

The countdown is over. Last friday, December 6th, FameLab was introduced to Sweden. FameLab is the science communication competition where brave and passionate nerds attempt to convey a complex scientific message in three minutes. Any trick is allowed, even gigantic glasses. The competition was created at Cheltenham Sci Festival, that ever since 2005 has hosted the international final, where FameLabbers […]

FameLab comes to Sweden – we look for ORGANIZERS

FameLab is a brilliant and fresh popular communication event, where enthusiasts deliver a scientific message in 3 minutes, without slide. Since 2005, where the format arrived at Cheltenham Science Festival, the contest has spread all over the world. But not in Sweden. Yet. With the local support of the British Council and the enthusiasm of the British […]

My PhD thesis in two minutes: the PhD Comics Contest

Ops, I did it again. Running after my burning desire to bring science outside these academic walls, I engaged into a new contest for science communication: The PhD Comics: 2 Minutes Thesis Contest. The contenders are asked to narrate in two minutes their PhD thesis, to explain what is about and why it matters. The target […]

Science is stuff for girls, and no one told me!

Zapping on Tweeter today I noticed Helen Arney (watch her geek songs, totally worth it!) ‏retweeting this video: Science is a girl thing. I don’t exactly remember last time I saw a female colleague of mine walking in the lab on 13 cm of high heels, posing like models in front of the UV machine, or getting […]

Report on the FameLab International Final – Part 3

Milivoje Krvavac – Serbia A precious animal risks the extinction because it’s the only one unable to leave its niches. Milivoje took the part of frogs, which along with other amphibians is nowadays more and more in threat. On the stage there is no space for jokes, and Milivoje drove the judgers and the audience straight […]

Report on the FameLab International Final – Part 2

Here comes the second part of my report on the great show on last June 15 at Cheltenham Science Festival: the FameLab International Final. Here you find part 1. Andrew Steele – UK How science saves your cinema date? Andrew suggested a topic for a conversation to brake the ice at the cinema, right before […]

Report on the FameLab International Final – Part 1

I just got back home for the Cheltenham Science Festival with the ackward feeling to have left right before the real fun began. I’ll never stop telling people how amazing my experience has been, and how honored I am of belonging to the International FameLabber 2012. If you belong to the smart gang of people […]

The Cheltenham Festival of Science – UK

I am sitting in the dining room of the Town Hall of Cheltenham, a lovely city on the West cost of England. In spite the fact that this place counts few thousands of souls, this week has happen something amazing for the world of science: the Cheltenham Science Festival. Dozens of people interested in science […]

#FameLab – Italy. My Bologna selection

Last week I had the privilege to take part in FameLab local selection, in Bologna. FameLab is an international competition firstly organized in England at the Cheltenham Science Festival (UK) in 2005. The intiative looked so good that the British Council (UK’s international cultural relations body) adopted the initiative. Today, more then 20 countries partecipate to the competition, and […]