About 200 people gathered at Junges Theater in Göttingen on June 3rd for the second Trilateral Science Slam! They heard and cheered six amazing slammers from Germany, the USA, and Russia:
Daniel Angerhausen, a German astrophysicist, talked about why astronomers need to "get high" to search for extrasolar planets.
Adam Blitz, an American researcher and Fulbright alumnus, told us of his quest to "reconstruct" a 4th century Syrian Byzantine mosaic synagogue floor using virtual reality.
Anna Eremina, a Russian physicist, had us on the edge of our seats in calculating and adjusting to the destructive force of wind in everyday human activity.
Emily Martin, an American philologist and Fulbright alumna, intrigued us with stories on 19th century Siberian exploration, which was the wide open frontier to Europeans.
Maria-Elena Vorrath, a German geoscientist, revealed how algae in Antarctic sea ice is like forensic evidence at a crime scene.
And Anton Yarkin, a Russian researcher, tried his best to convince us about the up-sides of Siberian cold for our health and adaptation to shifting climactic conditions.
The slam was organized by Fulbright Germany, the German-Russian Forum e.V. and policult, with the generous support of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).