Announcing the 2015 'Dance Your Ph.D.' contest!

So what was your Ph.D. research about? No, please put away the PowerPoint and the conference posters. We want you to boil your research down to its pure essence: We want you to dance.

It's that time again. The 2015 “Dance Your Ph.D.” contest is on! This is the 8th year of Science magazine's global scientific dance-off. Up for grabs are $2500 in prizes from AAAS (publisher of Science) and a trip to Stanford University in sunny Palo Alto, California, sponsored by HighWire Press.

It doesn't matter if you're a nuclear physicist or a behavioral psychologist, just starting your Ph.D. or if you completed it decades ago. And all types of dance are welcome. Previous winners have included forest ecology aerials, competitive sperm water ballet, and stop-motion fight choreography between titanium crystals.

The deadline for submissions is 28 October 2015. To enter the contest, follow the instructions here.

Good luck, scientists. We look forward to finally understanding your Ph.D. research!