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Tap-dancing for topology? Ph.D.s, it’s time again to dance your thesis in Science’s annual contest

In today’s world of polarized opinions, don’t we all need a waltz about weevils or a jitterbug on joules to bring us together? We think explaining your Ph.D. research through interpretive dance is just the recipe.

This is the 12th edition of the annual “Dance Your Ph.D.” contest sponsored by AAAS and Science, challenging scientists to explain their research without PowerPoint slides or jargon—in fact with no talking at all. It doesn’t matter whether you’re just starting your Ph.D. or you completed it decades ago. All science should be explained with dance. You could win $1000 and perhaps go viral on social media. (We think that’s good?)

Just create a video and upload it to YouTube. The deadline for submissions is 21 January 2020.

To enter the contest, submit here.

The winner will be announced at the AAAS annual meeting.

Good luck!