Following the huge success of the LuxDoc Science Slam in the previous years, the fourth edition took place at Casino - Forum d’art contemporain on October 15, 2015.
Four (3+1) slammers used the platform offered to them in many innovative ways: Marcin Piekalkiewicz, Mafalda Galhardo & Georges Jentgen, as well as Romain Decet (our current LuxDoc president). All the slammers really embraced the idea of presenting their research in a fun and innovative way, without taking themselves to seriously.
From left to right: Isabelle Naegelen (LuxDoc secretary), Georges Jentgen, Mafalda Galhardo, Marcin Piekalkiewicz, Romain Decet (LuxDoc president), Laura Lakaff (moderation), Anne Reding (Casino)
In the end, it was Marcin Piekalkiewicz, PhD candidate in (happiness) economics at University of Siena (Italy), who landed the 1st prize by having the loudest applause from the audience.
The video can be found here.
The event featured performances coming from contrasting scientific disciplines such as economics and biology. The fourth LuxDoc Science Slam proved once again, that research can be fun and entertaining and that meanwhile Luxembourg has its own growing community of scientists and researchers that not only can be considered as very important for the evaluation of the country, but as well are able to entertain an audience in only 10 minutes.
We thank Laura Lakaff for the moderation, the Casino as well as the FNR as without their generous support, this event would not have been possible.
We will see you in 2016 for our fifth edition!