Category Archives: Ball 2021

Tango as science

Milonga in the Grey Salon / Photo: Roland Ferrigato

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

Many thanks!


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: 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

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

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.