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Physics researcher participates in Researchers’ Grand Prix


Javier Tello Marmolejo, PhD student at the Department of Physics, participates in the popular science competition Researchers’ Grand Prix, where researchers must present their research in an inspiring and educational way, in just four minutes.

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Javier Tello Marmolejo.

“I love talking about my research, and this is also a great way to practice science communication, which is something all of us researchers should strive to do much more in these times of fake news and misinformation,” says Javier Tello Marmolejo.

In his talk, titled “The brilliant case of the mysterious resonances”, Javier Tello Marmolejo takes you through his journey of discovery, and explains quantum mechanics with the help of guitars and ukuleles. 

“I think the key is to realize that anybody is able to understand what you are doing, it is up to you to explain it clearly without oversimplifying. If you can extract the core idea clearly and make the audience feel they understand, then you're on the right track,” says Javier Tello Marmolejo.

Researcher’s Grand Prix is a national competition that has been organized since 2012. Researchers from all over Sweden have been able to submit their contributions and now five researchers are competing for a place in the final together with the finalists from the other regional competitions. Viewers can vote for their favorite entry, which is combined with the votes from the expert jury. 

See Javier Tello Marmolejo’s contribution to the Researcher’s Grand Prix.