DR Sam Gregson
Sam's scientific journey really took off as a particle physicist, science communicator and all round resident anarchist at the University of Cambridge and the Large Hadron Collider Beauty (LHCb) experiment at CERN, Switzerland (thesis analysis).
Now he looks to bring the joys of science to everyone: young and old, rich and poor, scientific veteran or beginner...
Explaining science through comedy is a great way to engage audiences that don't attend traditional scientific outreach events and challenge the stereotypes that surround scientists.
Sam enjoyed it so much that he founded and project managed LHComedy, CERN's 1st ever comedy show. The show was covered by many international news outlets including the Guardian, Der Spiegel and even the Afghanistan Sun!
...and he hasn't looked back since!...
Sam knows from experience, that if you can make someone laugh while teaching them, they will remember what they have learned!
In this spirit, Sam founded the Ministry of Sense project to produce exciting and interactive science comedy shows that introduce school, adult and family audiences to high level science topics and the fascinating worlds of the scientific method, critical thinking and evolutionary psychology in an engaging, high-octane and fun manner.
The first Ministry of Sense show "Hunting the Higgs" is currently performed by Sam and pioneer of geek pop Jonny Berliner and includes voice-overs by the legendary Stephen Fry. It has visited high profile venues such as the Royal Institution, The Green Man Festival and Cheltenham Science Festival and engaged more than 5,000 people already.
Blogger, podcaster and YouTuber
Sam brings a unique twist to these discussions by not only discussing the facts surrounding these topics, but also the interwoven human thinking biases.
A Bad Boy of Science YouTube channel is currently under development. Watch this space!...
Sam has made several media appearances explaining and championing science. These include:
- Genius by Stephen Hawking (Discovery Channel/PBS)
- Some Boffins with Jokes (BBC)
- The Naked Scientists (BBC)
Sam has also spoken at Cambridge University, CERN and TEDX and is always happy to speak at conferences, stand-up nights and other events.