Scientists Can Dance, Too.

For four years, the journal and media outlet Science has sponsored a “Dance Your Ph.D.” contest, “a competition that recognizes the best dance interpretations of scientific doctoral work.” This year’s winner was Joel Miller, a biomedical engineer at the University of Western Australia in Perth, for his submission “Microstructure-Property relationships in Ti2448 components produced by Selective Laser Melting: A Love Story.” According to the article announcing the winners,

“Miller’s entry, which also notched the top score in the physics category, was based on his Ph.D. research using lasers to create titanium alloys strong and flexible enough for long-lasting hip replacements. Science also crowned winners in three other categories—chemistry, biology, and social sciences—for dances based on x-ray crystallography, fruit fly sex, and pigeon courtship.”

The videos for all the winning submissions can be seen here.

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