Dance Your Ph.D.

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Dance Your Ph.D. is an annual contest which challenges scientists to interpret their PhD research as dance.[1] The contest was started in 2008 by science journalist John Bohannon,[2][3] under the auspices of continuing sponsors Science Magazine and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.[1] The winners are chosen by an expert panel of scientists and artists.[4]

Contest categories[edit]

Entries for the contest are divided into four categories[5] and the four winners receive prizes of $500 or, for the best of the four, $1000:[1][6]

  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Social Science

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "The "Dance Your Ph.D." Contest". The “Dance Your Ph.D.” Contest. Archived from the original on 23 November 2018. Retrieved 23 November 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Weingarten, Elizabeth (20 October 2011). "You Move Like a Sex-Crazed Fruit Fly". Slate. The Slate Group, a Graham Holdings Company. Archived from the original on 28 February 2017. Retrieved 28 February 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Tierney, John (20 November 2008). "Dancing With the Scientists". Tierney Lab Blog. The New York Times Company. Archived from the original on 18 September 2018. Retrieved 18 September 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Krisch, Joshua (4 November 2014). "Acrobats, Mayo Addicts and Drones Win the 2014 "Dance Your Ph.D." Contest". Scientific American. Archived from the original on 6 March 2016. Retrieved 6 March 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Frequently Asked Questions". The “Dance Your Ph.D.” Contest. Archived from the original on 22 November 2018. Retrieved 22 November 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Bohannon, John (26 October 2016). "And the winner of this year's Dance Your Ph.D. contest is …". Science. American Association for the Advancement of Science. Archived from the original on 1 December 2018. Retrieved 1 December 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

External links[edit]

  1. ^ "This Year's Videos". The “Dance Your Ph.D.” Contest. Archived from the original on 22 April 2018. Retrieved 22 April 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)