August 20th, 2012
Here’s the link.
The contest is about finishing PhD students being able to present their thesis to an educated layperson cogently in two minutes. Personally, I know this is really hard to do for veteran scientists speaking with the public about broad topics, and must represent a special challenge to younger academics with less experience and narrow, jargon-filled niches.
I love the idea, however, and encouraging better communication with the public can only be a good thing, especially with newly minted PhDs.
There are a number of astronomy theses, and each one will only take two minutes to listen to, so take a listen and vote for the ones you like.
You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.