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Beyond fame – the value of science communication


By: Bert Vercnocke,
postdoc at the UvA Institute of Physics
‘Who can pitch his research in the best possible way to a lay audience? That seems to be the concept of Famelab, the largest competition for science communication in the world. But looks can deceive. FameLab wants to be more than a contest for stand-up scientists. To help make science more accessible to the public, the British Council has built a worldwide web to train new ambassadors, many hundreds each year, spread over all continents. And I had the privilege of being one of them.’
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