It happens frequently that the Science Ball becomes the object of research. A particularly fine example is a musicological publication by Stefano Elefante, who since 2018 has left an extremly elegant footprint on the dancefloor of our Tango Bar with his excellent Tango Argentino dancers. In the extraordinarily well-researched paper (“Gran Balli e Millonghe”), which appeared in the most important Italian tango blog in the fall of 2020, Stefano Elefante et al explain the similarities and differences between milongas in Buonos Aires and balls in Vienna: Continue reading Tango as science
Category Archives: Ball 2021
TV listing for tonight
Any plans for tonight? We recommend the re-run of the 7th Vienna Ball of Science Corona Edition ft. Science Busters here and on W24 this evening (Feb 12) at 9.30pm.
Thank you very much for your interest in our premiere last Friday! Due to the great response, the server of our homepage collapsed for a short while. Therefore, here below is the link to our recording. And on Friday, February 12, the Vienna Ball of Science 2021 Corona Edition ft. Science Busters will be broadcast again on the city station W24 at 9:30 pm. Continue reading Many thanks!
I got it from Agnes: Viennese version
The great song “I got it from Agnes” by the legendary Tom Lehrer concisely explains how chains of infection are created (see the original version: https://youtu.be/R6qFG0uop9k). At the 7th Vienna Ball of Science Corona Edition ft. Science Busters the lesson in epidemiology was performed by Anne Wieben, accompanied by Nuno Maulide. And as an encore, we have specially created a karaoke version in Viennese! Have fun! Continue reading I got it from Agnes: Viennese version
The trailer for the TV show
The trailer for the 7th Vienna Ball of Science Corona Edition ft. Science Busters as TV show on W24 and online here on Friday, 5.2., 9.30 pm. Have fun!
Behind the Scenes! Sci Ball + Science Busters
Just in time for our video premiere on February 5th (21:30 on W24 and again on February 12th) we present a glance behind the scenes!
All photos (c) Roland Ferrigato
Corona Edition ft. Science Busters
There will not be a celebration of science in the ballroom this year. But we did prepare something else: a corona edition of the ball ft. Science Busters! On Friday the 5th of February at 21.30 you can watch this special show on W24, on our website and on our social media channels. The show will be repeated on February 12th. Unfortunately, it will only be available in German this time. Continue reading Corona Edition ft. Science Busters
Ruth Wodak: Crisis? Communication!
“It doesn’t seem instantly apparent, how discourse researchers and lingusts can contribute to the big challenges of our time. Natural scientists have been involved until recently in a ‘race to the top’, to find the first good medication or effective vaccine against COVID-19. Social scientists cannot achieve that. Continue reading Ruth Wodak: Crisis? Communication!
Ronald S. Lauder: A sign of enlightenment
“I congratulate Mayor Dr. Michael Ludwig on his success in greatly fostering education, internationalism, and science in Vienna, and in creating for them the space that this extraordinary cosmopolitan city needs for its prosperous future. May the traditional Vienna Ball of Sciences continue to reflect a visible sign of enlightenment, of openness to the world, and of the joy of knowledge from the heart of Europe.”
Ronald S. Lauder is President of the World Jewish Congress and President of the Lauder Business School in Vienna.
Katharina Mader: Home office as social trap
“All former economic crises led to a backlash regarding the equality between genders. It was therefore interesting to hear economists argueing during the first lockdown, that the corona crisis could have the potential to reduce those inequalities between women and men. Continue reading Katharina Mader: Home office as social trap