A Scientist Walks into a Bar…
And gives a presentation – as part of a global festival that invites scientists to local bars to discuss their latest research with the public over a pint
Stephanie Sutton |
Pint of Science is a global science festival that aims to deliver “interesting and relevant talks on the latest science research in an accessible format to the public”. Generally, it involves scientists giving talks at bars and pubs. Talks may focus on a variety of topics including neuroscience, medicine, geosciences, biotechnology, robotics, politics, and more.
After talking to friends, researchers Michael Motskin and Praveen Paul realized how little the general public knows about the fascinating research happening right under their noses. “Although they read/hear about science almost every day, science is often lost in translation in social and mass media. This causes people to lose faith in science because they feel that their interests or what they hear or read doesn’t match reality,” says Motskin. “We felt that the best way to tackle this was by connecting people to the source; to the scientists who work for the love of science, without filters and without interpretation.”
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