Three Minute Thesis October 17, 2011 2:00 AMSubscribe
The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition challenges higher degree students (PhD and MPhil) from Australia and New Zealand to communicate their research in three minutes to a non-specialist audience. Contestants are judged according to communication style, comprehension and engagement criteria. Here's the 2011 Winner, Matthew Thompson (University of Queensland): Suspects, science and CSI. 3MT was established in 2008 by the University of Queensland, and extended to other Australian and New Zealander universities in 2010.
The 2011 finals were recently held at the University of Western Australia. In addition to winner Matthew Thompson, there were ten other finalists: