How to slam the science to the crowd

​Do you want to learn something new in just three minutes? Then you should join the Science Slam in Gothenburg on the 12th of May. For example, you can get a glimpse of the biggest secret in the Universe.
“It brings mass to your ass!” That was how Bruce Springsteen explained the Higgs Boson at a concert when the particle was discovered a few years ago.

In the Science Slam, Christoffer Petersson at the Department of Physics at Chalmers will explain his research in that field. He and his collaborators have found a connection between the Higgs Boson and dark matter. Their theory is now being tested in the world's largest and most powerful particle collider, The Large Hadron Collider, at the Cern laboratory in Switzerland.

“It is a fun challenge and a good opportunity to reach out with my research and the results. Hopefully, I can inspire people and make them think that this is an exciting field. As a matter of fact, only five percent of the Universe consist of known, visible matter. The rest – dark matter and dark energy - still needs to be explored”, says Associate Professor, Christoffer Petersson, who is the only physicist among the competitors.

Together with seven researchers from Chalmers and University of Gothenburg he will compete in the Science Slam at the ongoing International Science Festival in Gothenburg. The task is to give an exciting mini lecture of three minutes and it is up the audience to decide who is the best “science slammer”.

Text: Mia Halleröd Palmgren

The other competitors from Chalmers are…
…Anna Katarina Elofsson: To fly or not to fly - is that the question?
…Pernilla Wittung Stafshede: Protein folding – a game of life and death!
…Andreas Dahlin: Colorful Electronic Paper.

What: Science Slam at the International Science Festival in Gothenburg
Where: Bältespännarparken
When: 12 May, 18-19
How: Just join. It’s fun and free of charge. 

More information on the Science Slam
Sign up for the event on Facebook
Let Christoffer Petersson invite you to the event. 

Published: Thu 11 May 2017. Modified: Fri 12 May 2017