2nd Brandenburg Science Slam - Science Communication in a Different Way

Clear the stage for science! Over the course of three days, the state's seven presence centers will present exciting research projects - summarized in a passionate and popularly scientific manner in short, ten-minute presentations. The event will start on Friday, April 21, 2023 at the presence center Westlausitz | Finsterwalde in the Finsterwalder Brauhaus. Interested parties are cordially invited!

A science slam is a special format of science communication. Topics and findings from higher education and research are made accessible to a broad audience in short presentations. Scientists present their research areas and results in their popular science talk. In doing so, they compete for the favor of the audience. The presenters each have ten minutes to inspire those present with their contribution. The special feature: The so-called "slammers" all come from Brandenburg's university and science landscape. At each location, scientists from as many different universities and non-university institutions in Brandenburg as possible compete against each other.

Bastian Prell, slammer at the Science Slam 2022 in the Kulturfabrik Fürstenwalde, describes his experience as follows: "As a scientist, you are challenged to summarize your own topic within ten minutes in a way that attracts an audience, and at the same time you can show that research is always fun somewhere. At the last Science Slam, I was already very enthusiastic about how curiosity and enthusiasm spilled over between the presenters and the audience. This is a successful format for a university to be present in regions that don't have a campus or research facility around the corner. I benefited from dealing with my topic in this unconventional way and also had a lot of fun at the event. I can only recommend participation to everyone,

Those who would like to participate as a slammer* (students, employees and alumni) can apply by email until February 28, 2023: christian.rapp(at)b-tu.de.

Participating slammers can take part in an online workshop with Dr. Julia Offe to prepare for the event. The founder of www.scienceslam.de has been organizing science slams throughout Germany for more than ten years, in which scientists present their research projects on stage in a rousing, understandable and entertaining way. In the workshops, interested parties receive valuable tips for a successful science slam presentation. The workshop dates have already been set:

  • April 11 and 18, 2023, 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • May 3 and 10, 2023, 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Further dates for events of the 2nd Brandenburg Science Slam:

Friday, May 12, 2023

  • Prignitz location (Neuruppin) in Hangar 312, Neuruppin
  • Presence Luckenwalde in the Gewerbehof Luckenwalde

Friday, June 2, 2023

  • Presence Fürstenwalde in the Kulturfabrik Fürstenwalde
  • Presence Velten in the communication center Velten
  • Presence Schwedt | Uckermark in the Uckermärkische Bühnen Schwedt

The date in Spremberg is still pending and will be announced shortly.

Präsenzstelle Westlausitz | Finsterwalde im Finsterwalder Brauhaus


Christian Rapp
Abteilung Wissens- und Technologietransfer
T +49 (0) 151-67733500

Dr. phil. Marita Müller
Abteilung Wissens- und Technologietransfer
T +49 (0) 355 69-3206
Anton Evdokimov at the Science Slam 2022 of the Präsenzstelle Westlausitz at the Brauhaus Finsterwalde. © Dominique Franke-Sakuth