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There's Juggling, a Microscope, and, Yes, Dancing

With a combination of dancing and juggling, Peter Liddicoat from the University of Sydney tells the story of his PhD thesis, called "Evolution of nanostructural architecture in 7000 series aluminium alloys during strengthening by age-hardening and severe plastic deformation." As ScienceNow reports, it took Liddicoat six months, and the help of a lot of friends, to represent his research in dance. But with the dance, shown in the video below, he won the Dance Your PhD contest put on by Science and AAAS.

Other winners include Riccardo Da Re in the social sciences category, whose dance included a tree playing the violin, and Maria Vinit for biology for her dance on how agonist and antagonist muscles behave after stroke.

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