Fast Forward Science awards

It was Luisa Linkersdörfer’s video »Aliens unter dem Mikroskop« (Aliens under the microscope) that stood out at the Fast Forward Science awards ceremony and placed first in the category »Super Fast«. Videos in this category must be produced within 48 hours, so hers was not perfect, but visually very enticing. Luisa took us for a dive into the microscopic world of algae, letting us share her enthusiasm of the amazingly different types of these organisms. Finally a video placed first that does not fit into the usual catagories of presenter or animation videos, that have been dominating the competition for years. Refreshing.
Mai Thi Nguyen-Kim (YouTube channel: maiLab) and Klaus Russell-Wells (YouTube channel: Joul), both excellent presenters, took home more than one award.
Mai Thi, a doctor of chemistry, wasn’t exactly a surprise winner. Shortly before, she was announced to be one of the successors of Ranga Yogeshwar, moderator for 25 years of the science format »Quarks & Co.«, which is produced by the German public broadcaster WDR.
The Fast Forward Science awards were awarded on November 8th at the »Forum Wissenschaftskommunikation« in Bonn. See here for all laureates and their videos.

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