Aniruddha Dutta, a doctoral student at the Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung (MPIE) in Düsseldorf and acting German science slam champion 2018/19, has won the European Science Slam Championship 2019/20 in Vienna, Austria, against his competitors from Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Slovakia, Slovenia, the Czech Republic, and Russia.
During science slams, scientists present their research topics within a few minutes to an audience, which then decides the winner by applause or score cards. The slammer that explains their research in the most understandable and entertaining way, wins the slam. The aim is, on the one hand to enable young scientists to present their current research project and develop their presentation skills. On the other hand, science slams aim to awaken the general public’s interest in science.