by Iva Raynova. Published: 28 February 2016

This year CERN is running its own FameLab event.

What is FameLab?

FameLab is one of the biggest science communication competitions in the world. It is open for young researchers (up to 35 years of age) with a valid CERN computing account. The goal is to give an engaging and original three-minute talk on a scientific topic for the general public. The result is an amazing collection of speeches that are inspiring, educational and accurate, despite their brevity.

Why you should participate – a few possible reasons:

  • You love what you do and you want everybody to know how interesting it is to be a scientist.
  • You have exquisite communication skills and you want to show them off to the world.
  • You have the talent to make people laugh.
  • You are tired of being famous only amongst other fellow scientists. You want the glorious life of a science communicator.
  • You have spent countless sleepless nights in writing theses, doing research and analyses, or taking shifts. Now it’s time to have some fun.
  • If you are chosen, you will meet a lot of new and amazing people, with whom you will participate in a Masterclass to train your communication skills.
  • You believe it would be an honour to represent the collaboration.


Read the rules and give it a try. After all, it would only take three minutes!