The nanoTalks take place on the last Thursday every month. Join this spicy format to broaden your horizon on diverse scientific discoveries and insights!
April 26th, 7pm in Zurich: From alchemy to genome editing
Come and join us in Zurich for the next round of nanoTalks, where two short speeches will be dedicated to two interesting basic research topics: the transfer of scientific knowledge in medieval arabic alchemy and the discovery of the novel genome editing technology CRISPR/Cas9
May 3rd, 6.15pm in BASEL: Reading Brains, reading choices?
Come and join us for the very first round of nanoTalks Basel! What used to be a science fiction utopia is slowly coming closer: An update on advances in the field of neuroscience
What are the nanoTalks?
The nanoTalks are a platform for inspiring and stimulating talks within the arts, sciences, and technologies. The nanoTalks strive to facilitate networking, provide a training platform for speakers to give talks to a broader audience, assist speakers in creating simple and generally understandable talks on complex issues, and inspire the audience with new ideas.
Give a nanoTalk!
Here is some guiding information:
All nanoTalks are in English. While you prepare your talk, you might ask yourself: Why is my topic exiting? How can our society benefit from my work (in case you want to present your scientific research)? How and why would a news agency report on it? Keep in mind that the audience comes from a diverse background. So please keep your talk simple and understandable without dwelling to much on technical details. To ensure maximum intelligibility, the talks are generally limited to 10 minutes. This way, you are guaranteed to get the audience's full attention throughout the talk. Afterwards, there is a 10 minutes long questions and answers session.
Join the nanoTalk-Team!
Help us create a platform for inspiring talks within the arts, sciences and technologies!
- Connect with young scientists from all areas: you select the topics and speakers!
- Contribute to reatch and help us to create a science-friendly culture
- Develop in skills in teamwork, event coordination and event moderation
- Get to know the people at reatch and work with the nanoTalk-team
- Make the nanoTalks your baby and help us to strategically develop the format
We host the nanoTalks on every month's last Thursday. The main works is finding and contacting the speakers. On the day of the event, the team takes care of preparing the room and apéro, moderating the event, and recording the talks.
Workload: ca. 6-8h per month
- Content: ~ 2h per month preparation
- Event preparation and apéro shopping: ~ 3-4 h before the event
- Video editing: ~ 2h (in case you want to learn this!)
The nanoTalks - formerly known as 'Thursday Talks' - were founded in 2013 by an independent student association but later merged with reatch in 2017. So far, nanoTalks have covered topics ranging from innovation, education, nature conservation, health, sport, and design. The most recent nanoTalks hosted by reatch were the following:
March 28th 2018: Two talks all about modern robotics
January 25th 2018: Two talks on climate change and innovative climate financing
November 30th 2017: Two talks on awarded Nobel Prizes in Economics and Literarature
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