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Université Paris-Saclay hosts the 1st edition of the French Intervarsity 3-Minute Thesis Final

Science and society Article published on 10 June 2024 , Updated on 10 June 2024

Université Paris-Saclay proudly hosted the first edition of the French Intervarsity Final of the 3-Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition on 4 June 2024 at CentraleSupélec. The event saw talented graduate students from participating universities from across France (Université Paris-Saclay, Télécom Paris and Université Clermont-Auvergne) present their groundbreaking research in just three minutes, making complex topics accessible and engaging to a broad audience.

The first prize was awarded to Jesus Alfredo Godinez Leon, a PhD candidate at the Orsay Institute of Molecular Science (ISMO - Univ. Paris-Saclay/CNRS). His presentation titled "Nanoparticles: Tiny heroes fighting against Tuberculosis" captivated the judges with its innovative approach to combating one of the world’s most persistent diseases using nanotechnology.

Manvi Agarwal, representing Télécom Paris’ Signal, Statistics and Learning Laboratory (S2A - Telecom Paris/IPP), secured the second prize for her intriguing research on "Music-making machines." Her work explores the cutting-edge intersection of artificial intelligence and music composition, opening new avenues for creativity and technology.

The People's Choice Award, voted on by the audience, was won by Fanny Lehmann from the Paris-Saclay Mechanics Laboratory (LMPS - Univ. Paris-Saclay/CentraleSupélec/ENS Paris-Saclay/CNRS). Her presentation, "When the earth quakes, AI responds," highlighted how artificial intelligence can play a crucial role in earthquake response and mitigation.

Congratulations to all of the participants, including those from Télécom Paris and Université Clermont-Auvergne, for their exceptional presentations and contributions to the competition!

Find out more about the 2024 edition of the Université Paris-Saclay 3MT Final held in March:


About the 3-Minute Thesis (3MT®)

The 3MT® competition challenges PhD candidates to effectively explain their research in just three minutes, using only a single static slide. Originating at the University of Queensland in 2008, the competition has grown into a global phenomenon, with over 900 institutions from across more than 85 countries participating. 3MT® encourages the development of academic, presentation, and research communication skills and enhances the capacity to explain complex ideas in a straightforward and engaging manner.

Jesus Alfredo Godinez Leon was awarded first prize for the presentation of his thesis, "Nanoparticles: Tiny heroes fighting against Tuberculosis". © PICS
Manvi Agarwal was awarded second prize for the presentation of her thesis, "Music-making machines." © PICS
Fanny Lehmann was awarded the People's Choice Award for the presentation of her thesis, "When the earth quakes, AI responds." © PICS