May 022011

Thomas Jagau and Leonie Mueck from the Editorial Board of the Journal of Unsolved Questions will take part in the 2nd Mainz Science Slam on May 5th, 8.15 p.m. in the Capitol cinema, Neubrunnenstrasse 9. They will give a presentation (in German) on “Failure in Science – Polywater” (“Scheitern in der Wissenschaft – Polywasser”). Tickets are 4 Euros and can be purchased at the Capitol cinema.

In a Science Slam, participants give 10 minute presentation explaining their own science project to a broad audience in an entertaining manner. The winner is determined by the spectators.

More information can be found on the Science Slam and Capitol & Palatin homepages.

  One Response to “Failure in Science – Polywater”

  1. As we got some inquiries asking for more information about Polywater, here some interesting articles on this topic:

    “Is venus a polywater planet?” by F. J. Donahoe, Icarus 12, 424-430
    “Bibliometrics of a controversial scientific literature: Polywater research 1962-1974” by Eric Ackermann, Scientometrics, Vol. 63, No. 2 (2005) 189-208
    “Polywater”, by Felix Franks, Cambridge, Mass., MIT Press, 1981, ISBN 0262060736