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CERN is organising the first Physics FameLab, to be held on 21 May. Enter the competition now


Physics Famelab teaser (Video: CERN)

FameLab is the exciting competition for young researchers that is conquering the world of science communication. CERN, which was already a partner in the Swiss and French competitions, is now launching its own event. 

FameLab is not just another talent show for scientists: its magic formula truly helps real scientists show off their communication skills. Successful candidates will have to impress the judges by giving an original and entertaining 3-minute talk.  In the words of one of the participants in the Swiss competition: “I enjoyed the fact that it wasn't only a competition, and there were also plenty of opportunities to network with other young researchers and to get valuable feedback on our public speaking and science communication skills.”

The contestants are judged on the content, clarity and charisma of their talks. The result is an amazing collection of speeches that are inspiring, educational and accurate, despite their brevity.

Since 2012, CERN has been a partner of FameLab in Switzerland and since 2014 also in France. If you are a French scientist or you work for a French institute, you can enter the French competition; if you are a Swiss scientist or you work for a Swiss institute, you can enter the competition organised in Switzerland. In order to offer further opportunities for you to become a star of science communication, CERN is organising the first Physics FameLab, to be held on 21 May at CERN. It is open to young researchers (up to 35 years of age) with a valid CERN account. The winner of the competition will go on to participate in the international final that will be held during the 2015 Cheltenham Science Festival.

Enter the competition now! Read the rules, record a video (3 minutes long maximum!) of your talk and send its URL to the organisers before 15 March 2015. The best videos will be selected to participate in the CERN event. Visit the website for more detailed information.