How would you go about explaining your PhD to someone without a scientific background. Diagrams? Images? Frantic hand-waving? Well, how about dance?
Now in its 5th year, the ‘Dance your PhD’ contest, sponsored by Science and AAAS, sees scientists from around the world attempting to explain their research through the medium of dance. This year’s entries have been whittled down to 12 finalists, three in each of the four categories: physics, chemistry, biology, and social sciences.
We’ve posted a couple of the finalists below. The first is an evocative depiction of protein behaviour in cancer cells, whilst the second imaginatively demonstrates how giant pouched rats disperse seeds in a Tanzanian rainforest…
Seed Dispersal and Regeneration in a Tanzanian Rain Forest
You can watch all 12 videos and vote for your favourite on the Science website. The winners will be announced on Monday 15 October!