Science: Polish Perspectives is a popular science conference directed at young researchers, PhD students and undergraduates of Polish origin, conducting their research at universities and institutes outside of Poland. This year, it will be two days in Oxford, packed with amazing posters, talks and workshops on every scientific discipline, ranging from the limits of quantum interference to the question of ownership of mammoth’s DNA.
Because we believe in two things: that doing Science is also about its popularisation and that Polish scientists abroad need a sense of community. The myth of a dirty lab coat researcher is appealing, but the Conference is here to show the real, entertaining, and inspiring face of Science. As (most of us) are of Polish origin, we are also sharing the experience of doing research abroad. In an attempt to gather all those puzzle pieces from all over the World in a single place we invite you to Oxford – your piece will surely fit in!
Saying that SPP will change your life may sound like an exaggeration, but we have the data to back up our view: some of us chose a different career path, others started a succesfull scientific colaboration and some even met their spouses!
Stratospheric balloon workshop by Maciej Jakimiec and Jedrzej Gorski, Copernicus Project & FREDE Project
Goal: To design, build, and test in the Earth’s atmosphere a simple space probe.
Course of action: You will learn basics about balloon and rocket missions in so called near space. We are about to build a small space probe from common components which will monitor and document atmospheric conditions on its way up. Workshop will take place on 18th of November and launch will take place at noon on 20th of November.
The elevator pitch — the art of convincing the world in 45 seconds by Olle Bergman
Goal: Learn how to explain yourself, your activities and your ambitions in a concise and effective way.
Course of action: No matter if you’re an early career scientist, a young entrepreneur or a junior policymaker: an effective elevator pitch can make things happen faster in your professional life. The workshop leader Olle Bergman will take you through the process of picking the right content, shape some convincing messages and choose the right wording to make your pitch punchy and memorable. This exercise is likely to boost your self-confidence and make you feel what a great person you are.
Business revolution on Mars by the Boston Consulting Group
Wondering how far one can go? Let’s take Mars as our first objective. Imagine you have a chance to make a fundamental breakthrough and use the fourth planet to revolutionize the market. We bet you are interested! Sign up for our unique workshop and work in small teams to make Mars a lucrative space for business. This amazing workshop will be provided by BCG Consultants from the Warsaw office. Invitations for shortened application process and awesome prizes in BCG Poland are waiting for the best teams!
Join us at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford this Autumn!