What is FameLab?
FameLab is the world’s leading science communication competition. It spotlights the science communicators of tomorrow, who can show off their area of expertise in a truly engaging way. Participants have three minutes to impress the judges and public, demonstrating world-class content, clarity and charisma.
Communicating science is an ever-growing priority worldwide. If experts can turn complex ideas into something accessible and attractive they:
- Encourage future generations of scientists
- Increase public understanding of science and its role in society
- Generate support and funding for their work
Make it funny, make it informative, make it inspirational - we are looking for someone who can shine!
Cheltenham Festivals launched the first FameLab in 2005, and in 2007 partnered with British Council to take the model worldwide. Since then more than 9,000 scientists have participated from all around the globe.
This year 29 countries will host their own national competitions, creating a network from Europe and America to Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
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The first FameLab Hungary is now complete! The heat and semi-final took place on 5 April, 2018. 14 of the 60+ competitors were then chosen to continue their journey to the final, held on 14 May in the main auditorium of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
Kis-Tóth Ágnes (Physics) was awarded first place for her talk on black holes, and represented Hungary at the International FameLab Final in Cheltenham this June. The second prize went to Rózsa Lajos and Fiser Béla won the audience vote, with choices submitted via the FameLab app. You can read more about the final on the Science Academy's website (in Hungarian).
Watch this space for details on FameLab 2019!