This year Assistant Professor Thorvaldur Palsson, Department of Health Science and Technology, represented SUND in AAU's Science Slam Battle. Thorvaldur's slam was based on pain research. How do we react to pain? How do people suffering from pain describe their pain? Toilet facilities at Nibe Festival and brain freeze came up as examples of this in Thorvaldur's slam.
Thorvaldur nomally conducts and conveys his research from his laboratory at SMI® and publishes papers in renowned academic journals. This Friday, however, he faced the challenge of conveying his knowledge to an audience of appr. 700 people who showed up to learn more about ongoing research at Aalborg University. The annual Science Slam Battle is a part of "The Festival of Research" which is intended to enhance public interest and understanding in relation to the methods, processes, and outcome of research and science. Researchers, research institutions, and research-based enterprises all over Denmark are encouraged to tell the general public about their current activities in an exciting and untraditional way – and so Thorvaldur did in an impressive, informative, and humorous way.
Go to www.scienceslam.aau.dk for more photos and videos from Science Slam 2016.