Over the years, the quality of the videos has improved a bit—Bohannon recalled the first year's winning video just had a postdoc chasing after a couple of graduates to demonstrate mouse genetics—as have the prizes offered. The trio changed their plans so that they would never be in the same room with more than two additional people an actor and a camera man for the indoor footage. They performed a good chunk of the video outside, however. In the remaining categories, Fanon Julienne, a postdoc at the University of Le Mans in France, won the biology prize with her dance illustrating her thesis, entitled "Fragmentation of plastics: effect of the environment and the nature of the polymer on the size and the shape of generated fragments.
That protein "plays critical roles in multiple processes of the infection cycle, including protecting and packaging viral RNA as a virus is assembled," she explained in her description. You must login or create an account to comment. Skip to main content. Finnish researcher Jakub Kubecka won this year's Dance Your PhD contest with a rap-based dance inspired by his work on the physics of atmospheric molecular clusters. Jennifer Ouellette Jennifer Ouellette is a senior writer at Ars Technica with a particular focus on where science meets culture, covering everything from physics and related interdisciplinary topics to her favorite films and TV series.
Jennifer lives in Los Angeles. The judges said the physics category winner, a Finnish video about multispectral scanning of forests by Samuli Junttila, also deserved special recognition for its original rap and professional production. Scan the trees! Dance Your Ph. He is now director of science at Primer, an artificial intelligence company.
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