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GRAND FINAL: IOP's 3 Minute Wonder National Science Communication Competition

"Educational, inspiring and entertaining all at once."

The Institute of Physics national 3 Minute Wonder (3MW) science communication competition concludes with the winners from each national and regional heat competing in the GRAND FINAL at the Royal Institution!

3MW challenges researchers or project team members working in a physics related field, and in industry, academia or business, to explain their work in just three minutes; each participant pitching their research to a panel of established science communicators and an interested but non­-specialist audience ...yup that means YOU! Come vote for your winner.

This year the judging panel includes:
• Antonia Seymour (Chief Executive, IOP Publishing)
• Carol Monaghan MP (Science, Innovation, Technology and Education spokesperson in the House of Commons)
• Helen Thomas (Executive Producer BBC, BAFTA winning Science producer)

For further info about the competition see:

Please register to be in the audience.

Tea/Coffee from 6pm. 
Competition starts 6.30pm.


“Thank you for the experience, it was a truly unique night and has hopefully set the tone for the rest of my PhD!”

“Everyone I spoke to thoroughly enjoyed it.”

“My partner and I had an absolutely wonderful time and appreciate your enthusiasm throughout.”

“My eight­-year ­old is passionate about science and physics in particular – he went to the 3MW national final at the Royal Institution last week and loved it.”

“The event was fantastic and I can see it turning into something even bigger over the next few years.”

“Hi Mark, thanks again for a great event last night! Really well done to everyone involved. My daughter enjoyed the evening as much as I did.”

“Fantastic 1st half @Ri_Science. Exo­planets, nanotubes, solar power, superconductors and aliens!”