Breaking Science 2023 - final

Utrecht research explained in three minutes


Breaking Science is back! During the annual science communication competition, early-career researchers have just three minutes to pitch their research or a scientific concept from their field of study. Who can tell the most convincing science story of 2023? Come join us in the bar of Parnassos Cultural Centre to get inspired and cheer on the finalists. 

A girl in the audience gives feedback on Robin's pitch: funny and interesting

Breaking Science is a science communication battle for young researchers organized by Utrecht University and UMC Utrecht. We aim to help discover charismatic, up-coming researchers who can inspire you to see the world from a completely new perspective… all in a timespan of just three minutes!


During four heats, 28 candidates competed for a spot in the finals. After each heat, the jury, consisting of a researcher and a science communicator, decided which two winners would go through to the finals.

Read more about the finalists and their research

During the final, a jury will assess the pitches based on content, clarity and charisma. The winner receives €1500 to be spent on attending conferences or summer schools.

Support the researchers

Come join us in the bar of Parnassos Cultural Centre to get inspired and cheer on the finalists! The evening starts at 19:00 and ends around 21:00.

Impression of Breaking Science 2022

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Bar – Parnassos Cultuurcentrum, Kruisstraat 201, 3581GK, Utrecht
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No application necessary, but places are limited so be on time

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