The Cosmic Microwave Background on the last page of your notebook - Explainables at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Heidelberg

The Cosmic Microwave Background on the last page of your notebook - Explainables at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Heidelberg

For the second workshop in 5 days and the first one in Germany the Explainables headed out to the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy Heidelberg for a short 'communication and branding for scientists' bootcamp. One group of participants at Heidelberg came up with one of the all time best analogies we had at Explainables workshops: observations of the cosmic microwave background explained with a notebook. 

Learn to brand your science with "Brain Radio" - Explainables workshop at Bern University for NCCR/PlanetS

Learn to brand your science with "Brain Radio" - Explainables workshop at Bern University for NCCR/PlanetS

For our first workshop in Switzerland we teamed up with the NCCR PlanetS. About 20 early career scientists from all over Switzerland met at the University in Bern for a one day "Communication, Branding and Proposal writing for Scientists" workshop. For one of our exercises the participants have to quickly improvise marketing pitches for randomly generated "science products". This time one group draw the combination of the words radio and brain and came up with an excellent impromptu sales pitch for their "brain radio".

Famelab #FBF: "The Heartbeat of the Stars" - Explainable Daniel at the Swiss Finals

Famelab #FBF: "The Heartbeat of the Stars" - Explainable Daniel at the Swiss Finals

Check out the first episode of our new Explainables series of Famelab Flashback Fridays: Over the next months we will present highlights of our Explainables at various Famelab competitions around the world. Today: Dr. Daniel Angerhausen explaining how we might find life in space by listening to the Heartbeat to the Stars.