Winds overpower ‘Dance Your Ph.D.’ competition

This year’s Dance Your Ph.D competition produced a winner: Uma Nagendra (pictured here) of the University of Georgia, USA, for her dance about some effects of winds on plants: [vimeo]107412178[/vimeo] John Bohannon, who founded and runs the competition, provides details about all the high finishers, in Science magazine. The list of runners-up, with links to each of those videos, appears […]

Selective laser melting in Oz tops Ph.D dancing

The dance video “Microstructure-Property relationships in Ti2448 components produced by Selective Laser Melting: A Love Story” won the grand prize in the 2011 Dance Your Dissertation Contest. Joel Miller of the University of Western Australia did the dissertation, and the dance. The music is “Mischa” by the Perth indi-electropop band The Transients. Here’s the video: [vimeo]30299036[/vimeo] [DISCLOSURE: Several of […]

Smell-mediated response in flies — The dance video

Just as — and yet completely unlike the way — you’ll not see anything quite like the bee dance created and performed by Michael Smith, you’ll not see anything to match this dance video by Cedric Tan. He made the video, called “Smell mediated response to relatedness of potential mates“, and entered it into the 2011 Dance Your […]