What is FameLab?
FameLab is the world’s leading science communication competition. Participants have just three minutes to win over the judges and crowd with a scientific talk that excels for its content, clarity and charisma. If you are a scientist, researcher or university student and would like to put your talent as a communicator to the test, then take part in FameLab.
As with all talent shows, contestants are judged by a panel of experts from the fields of science and communication. The winners of each of the national competitions travel to the Cheltenham Science Festival for the FameLab International Final, which takes place each June.
Famelab is organised in Italy in partnership with Psiquadro. It attracts a growing number of partners.
Famelab is an event created by Cheltenham Festivals and promoted by the British Council in 27 different countries.
Riccardo Impavido wins FameLab Italy 2018
Eighteen young researchers took the stage in Rome, to compete in the FameLab Italy Final 2018. The final was held in front of a live audience of hundred of people at the Auditorium, Parco della Musica, in Rome.
All the presentations are available here.
Riccardo Impavido, student of Physics at the Università di Padova, convinced the jury with his presentation on “time-rationality in quantum physics”.
“Riccardo has always been a curious guy, fond on Mathematics, Philosophy and sciences, but he also likes cooking, doing sports and folding origami. He decided to join Famelab because he likes talking to people about interesting things and loves seeing that he can spark interest in them.”
Riccardo represented Italy at the Cheltenham Science Festival in June 2018.
Contestants who come first and second in each of the local heats will take part in the masterclass. Attendance of the masterclass is compulsory and only in exceptional cases and with approval from the competition organisers can a contestant take part in the final without having been to the masterclass.