The challenge: Students have to make their thesis topic easily understandable in clear, concise and convincing French or English – and with the help of only one slide! Participants are filmed under competition conditions, and a multidisciplinary jury chooses finalists based on the videos, rating each participant’s performance according to the criteria in the official rules
Each participant havs three minutes to present his or her research, in plain language, to a non-specialist audience and a jury made up of researchers, journalists and businesspeople.
The competition also serves to inform the general public about the wide and exciting range of scientific research being carried out. Last but not least, it is an opportunity for participants to meet PhD students working in other fields and learn about their work.
Among the 14 selected candidates, 2 PhD students will represent the ENS de Lyon:
Florian Debras, PhD student at CRAL (Centre de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon)
Thesis title: Giant planets: atmospheres of exoplanets inside Jupiter
Thesis supervisor: Gilles Chabrier
Louise Souquet, PhD student at the Institut de Génomique Fonctionnelle (IGFL)
Thesis title: Study of instraspecific variation and covariation patterns in conodontal elements
Thesis Director: Nicolas Goudemand