Improvisation For Scientists

Thanks to all the participants of the “Improvisation for Scientists” Workshop today, and a massive thank you to presentation trainer and drama educator Justine Jones who taught the workshop for us, bringing techniques from drama into the science world.
Scientists often need to be spontaneous and think outside the box. This was a great taster to see how improvisation skills can help research mathematicians become comfortable speaking and interacting on their feet through playing drama games.

So, in case you don’t know what to expect in an “improvisation for scientists” session, the participants will tell you: A lot of pointing fingers at people, making up stories and throwing balls. What was it about the fire in the kitchen that gave birth to a fractal dragon that turned into eggs and more eggs? Dragon meat with salt or sugar, a controversial debate…