The dreaded question “so, what's your phd research about” you take a deep breath and launch into the explanation people's eyes begin to glaze over at times like these, don't you wish you could just turn to the nearest computer and show people an online video of your phd thesis interpreted in dance form. The contest — overseen by john bohannon, a contributing correspondent at the journal science — recognizes researchers who turn their phd thesis topics into interpretive dance sponsors include science and its publisher, the american association for the advancement of science, as well as highwire. Scientists from australia to the netherlands are making interpretive dance videos based on their phd dissertations to make an esoteric thesis come alive, they leap, swoon, spin and krump. The annual dance your phd contest invites phd students to conduct their thesis presentation to the world using the medium of interpretative dance there are four categories – physics, chemistry, biology and social sciences – and entries are scored by a panel of judges (including some pretty big-name. Now in its fourth year, the dance your phd contest addresses the perennial issue that many graduate students face: how to explain your thesis without people's eyes glazing over the answer: through interpretive dance there were 55 entries submitted to the increasingly popular competition in fields from.
Why not try explaining through the illuminating medium of interpretive dance now in its sixth year, science magazine's “dance your phd” contest saw 31 phd candidates with way too much spare time on their hands perform their theses in various styles of dance, for the chance to win $1000 and a trip to a. The american association for the advancement of science has announced the winners of its annual 'dance your phd' science communication contest, in which doctoral candidates attempt to explain their thesis through the medium of interpretive dance this year 53 entrants took part and, as always,. For tax deductible donations, visit https://nancyscherichcom/donate-to-math- dance/ or https://wwwgofundmecom/mathdance for mo that's so beautiful how a concept (thesis) of mathematics can be represented (explained) using dance form being a maths i'm also doing my phd in braid theory.
Just before the holiday last week, science magazine announced the winners of its eighth annual dance your phd thesis competition contestants from the social, physical and life sciences interpreted highly complex concepts through movement, drawing on elements from tango, interpretive dance, hip-hop and other styles. Pearl lee has won the biology category of the 2015 dance your phd competition with an interpretive dance on tropoelastin “this concept of dancing to showcase my thesis interested me a lot because i was always passionate about two things: science and dance,” said pearl, who is part of anthony.
Sometimes you need to pull out science's most powerful and top-secret communication tool: interpretive dance that's exactly what nancy scherich did her phd research at the university of california, santa barbara, is in topology, the study of geometry in which shape and size don't matter her focus is. Science and interpretive dance met once again this year, as phd students around the world took to the stage to bring their research to vivid life in the a phd student from the university of bern in switzerland, beat out 31 other teams to take the top prize for her choreographed interpretation of her thesis in. “so, what's your phd research about” you take a deep breath and launch into the explanation people's eyes begin to glaze over at times like these, don't you wish you could just turn to the nearest computer and show people an online video of your phd thesis interpreted in dance form now you can.
This video won the physics and math category of the 2012 dance your phd competition, sponsored by science and ted here is the faq about how we created. Dance your phd is the best (and only) competition that rewards the ability to explain your doctoral research with interpretive dance. Instead of a boring slide deck at your next presentation, how about bringing in a troupe of dancers that's science writer john bohannon's he makes his case by example, in collaboration with dancers from black label movement john bohannon is a scientist and writer who runs the annual dance your phd contest. One of the winners of #danceyourphd 2017 has got me watching her video 3 times now the coolest video about for those unfamiliar with the # danceyourphd contest, sponsored by science magazine, you should check it out the goal is to use interpretive dance to express the complex ideas here's one of the winning.
Returning in 2017 bigger, better and weirder than ever before, the worldwide competition challenges phd students to explain their thesis using only interpretive dance as well as presenting research in a way that might not make people's eyes glaze over, it also answers the age-old question, “can scientists. What would you get if you challenged phd students to explain their work through dance you'd get this: 31 creative, fun, silly and educational videos let's salsa to some serious research.