How can science become enjoyable and understandable to the public without loosing its scientific validity? How can scientific concepts be explained so as for the public to get acquainted with them? Nikos Moustakas and Dimitris Tsibidas attempt to answer these questions via a Stand-up Science on the central stage of TEDxPatras 2016. Anna Christodoulou takes on the inspirational part of the team’s TED talk revealing the importance of science communication.
TEDxPatras is the first local, self-organized standard TEDx event organized in Western Greece. It aims to highlight and promote the idea of TED to the regions’ audience, by transmitting, through the speakers, inspiration and motivation for exploring alternative and innovative ideologies.
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Music by: Victor
Can we redefine the label “seriousness” when it is attributed to science? Do scientists have a sense of humor? Who would expect that science can actuallybe “hilarious”? The group”Science Reactors” has been created to answer just those questions. . The group consists of young scientists who participated and excelled in the Famelab Competition (an international competition organized by the British Council for the emergence of new talent in science communication), and has progressively been developed over the last three years in order to get knowledge out of the classrooms and laboratories, and develop the interest of young people for science and technology. The group also includes professionals from the field of Stand-up Comedy, who are in fact scientists. The idea is down to Helen Grammatikopoulou, who has been in charge of the “Science Society” program of the National Research Foundation since 1993.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx