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Why Scientists Must Dance: A presentation by John Bohannon, The Gonzo Scientist


Date: 04/22/2010

Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location: 125 Nolte Center for Continuing Education

Cost: Free and open to the public


John Bohannon, a correspondent for the journal Science and a visiting scholar at Harvard University, will make the case that scientists, now more than ever, must dance. As evidence, he will show the results of last year's "Dance Your PhD" contest, a viral YouTube phenomenon in which scientists around the world interpret their PhD theses in dance form.

In his monthly online series "The Gonzo Scientist," John Bohannon takes a look at the intersections among science, culture, and art -- and, in true gonzo style, doesn't shrink from making himself a part of the story. The stories include original art and accompanying multimedia features. To learn more about the projects and events related to these stories, visit the Gonzo Labs.

This event is organized by the Choreography of the Moving Cell: Self-Organization and Catastrophe collaborative.


  • Name: Institute for Advanced Study
  • E-mail: ias@umn.edu
  • Phone: 612-626-5054
  • Sponsored by: Institute for Advanced Study


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More information: http://gonzolabs.org/

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