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Vince Ebert: Sexy Science, Serious Humor

Saturday, November 16, 2019, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

NAS Building, Fred Kavli Auditorium, 2101 Constitution Ave., N.W.

Free. Registration and photo ID required.


Jointly presented by Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences and the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany


You might think Germans have no sense of humor, and that a German physicist has to be the least funny person on the planet. That is, you may think this is true until you meet Vince Ebert. Vince is set to win heads and hearts with his show »SEXY SCIENCE« Serious Humor – Made in Germany. Join Vince as he explains scientific facts using the fundamental laws of humor: Why is the sky blue? Why is the night black? Why shouldn’t we eat yellow snow?

»SEXY SCIENCE« Serious Humor – Made in Germany is a witty and inspiring performance about skeptical thinking, fake news, and the secret of German cars.


About Vince Ebert

After completing his studies as a physicist, Vince Ebert began his career at an international consultancy agency, where he gained significant experience in marketing and business. To inspire more people, Ebert decided to leave his job in 1998 and discovered his passion for the stage. Since then, he's performed to huge audiences across Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Vince Ebert has hosted a prime-time TV show about science on German television for six years. In 2018, he debuted his English show SEXY SCIENCE: Serious Humor at the English Theatre in Frankfurt. He has just embarked on a year-long tour in the United States with a mission to convey scientific concepts through humor.

Join Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences and the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany for a fun evening exploring intersections of science and culture.

This event is part of the Wunderbar Together initiative, a yearlong celebration of German American Friendship with over 1000 events taking place in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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