Explaining months or even years of research in 3 minutes seems impossible... 12 young regional PhD students are up for the challenge. By participating in the international competition of scientific popularization, Ma thèse en 180 secondes, they will bring their thesis to life in a clear, concise and convincing way to the public who will come to support them.
The 12 best talents selected by Aix-Marseille Université, Avignon Université and the Université of Toulon are eager to share their research in the most accessible and entertaining way. Questions and discoveries in chemistry, management, health, law, psychology and much more, will punctuate these 12 x 3 minutes of scientific show. Whether on the stage of the Toga auditorium or live on the Aix-Marseille Université Youtube channel, they are just waiting to take the stage and dazzle you!
In front of the jury composed of Christine Morin-Messabel, professor of social psychology at the Université de Lyon 2, Salima Rafai, physicist and CNRS research director at the University of Grenoble Alpes, Yves Barille, director of communications at Airbus Helicopters, Gilles Rof, freelance journalist and author of documentaries, correspondent of the Le Monde newspaper in Marseille, and Priscille Riondel, AMU PhD student and winner of the 1st prize of the 2022 regional jury.
At the end of the performance, three performances will be rewarded with prizes awarded by the jury. The audience will also be able to vote for their favorite participant. The winners of the 1st Jury Prize and the Audience Prize (or the 1st and 2nd Jury Prizes, if the 1st Jury Prize and the Audience Prize are the same) will qualify for the national semi-final in April and will try to reach the national and international finals.
- The semi-finalists' presentation booklet will be available online on Friday 17 March, following the selection stage in Toulon.
- The finalists will be presented on this page on Monday 20 March from 5pm, following the regional semi-final.
- IMPORTANT: It will be possible to register via Eventbrite to attend the final until Tuesday 21 March at 1pm.
About Ma thèse en 180 secondes:
The My Thesis in 180 Seconds competition is inspired by the Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MTMC), which was first held in 2008 at the University of Queensland, Australia. The Quebec competition is the first of its kind in the French language and has been running since 2012. Since 2014, the competition has been organized in France by France Universités and CNRS, in partnership with Casden, Maif and MGEN.
Doctoral Training Department
Sandrine Alligier - Head of transverse training, MT180 referent
Aix-Marseille Université Communications Department
Fanny Trifilieff - Scientific Communications Officer