On July 7th, 2013, in Museum Boerhaave, Leiden, The Netherlands, six young, prominent scientists from Leiden University will present their field of research by giving a complete technical description, in Dutch, in twenty-four (24) seconds, followed by a clear summary that anyone can understand, in seven (7) Dutch words. The best of these 24/7 speakers will be invited to present a 24/7 Lecture at the Nederlandse Ig Nobel Night, September 14th, 2013.
This is the second semi-final. The first battle was won by Menno Schilthuizen.
The new contestants of the Ig Nobel 24/7 Battle (and their topics) are:
Max van Duijn (topic: Gedachtenlezen)
Floris Keehnen (topic: Caribische indianen)
Tim van Kempen (topic: Stervorming in clusters)
Ivo Labbé (topic: De vroege kosmos)
Marrigje Rikken [pictured here] (topic: Vroegmoderne diervoorstellingen)
Wessel Valkenburg (topic: Wij in ons heelal)
The time and word limits will be enforced by referee Maarten Keulemans, science editor of De Volkskrant.
This form of communication — the 24/7 Lectures — was invented at the Ig Nobel Prize ceremony, and has long been a featured part of that annual event. At the Leiden event, our European Bureau Chief (and winner of the 2003 Ig Nobel Prize for biology) Kees Moeliker will explain the history of the 24/7 Lectures and of the Ig Nobel Prizes.
Where & when: Museum Boerhaave, Lange St.Agnietenstraat 10, Leiden, the Netherlands; July 7th, 2013, Sunday, 2:00 pm.
Tickets: just the entrance fee to the museum (to reserve seats: fill in this form)