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Science Slam

At the Science Slam, seven slammers are asked to each present their respective department within 7 minutes in an entertaining way.

This year’s annual Science Slam took place on Friday, 5th November 2021 from 7-9 p.m. It was held both online and in person. The event in the AOK lecture haul “Am Hubland” was held in compliance with 3G plus regulation and mandatory masks when seated.

The 2021 Slammers were:

  • Prof. Dr. Heike Jüngst, Head of the Department of Technical and Media Translations, FHWS
  • Prof. Dr. Olaf Hoos, Sports Science, JMU
  • Alumnus Dr. Sebastian Markert, Biology, John Hopkins University
  • Prof. Dr. Markus H. Zink, Engineering Sciences , FHWS
  • Dr. Stefan Röttig, Philosophy, JMU
  • Prof. Dr. Jochen Griesbach, Archaeology, JMU

The event was introduced by the winner of last year's Science Slam, Dr. Diego D’Angelo.

The spectators selected alumnus Dr. Sebastian Markert as the winner – the votes consisted of those present in the lecture hall and those who participated via Zoom. While the votes of the live audience were measured according to the volume of their applause, the online audiance voted directly via Zoom. The results were added up with the help of the university's Rechenzentrum (technology centre) to ensure a fair result.

You can find the portraits of our 2021 Slammers here, as well as a short post-report from the alumni office and the JMU press office’s press release in the weekly newsletter ‘einBlick’.


The concept is easily explained:

Seven slammers present their respective department in a fun and entertaining way.

The faculties and topics could not be more diverse. Professors, doctors, research assistants from the JMU as well as representatives of businesses compete against each other to win the audience’s vote. Cartoons, experiments, live-vocals – there are no restrictions in order to get the loudest applause.

The winner is selected according to the volume of applause they receive.

The entrance fee benefits the Deutschlandsstipendium.

You know a particularly suitable candidate for the next slam or you want to try it yourself? We are happy to receive any slammer-suggestions at: alumni@uni-wuerzburg.de !


The Alumni Science Slam is a cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt and the City of Würzburg