Fiction Science Contest

9 February 2022

Thought experiments to advance real-world science. Anya Vostinar in our CS Department has a research colleague who is organizing this event.

Science progresses slowly but occasionally jumps forward when a new discovery reveals that some common knowledge was based on wrong assumptions. Can fake discoveries also reveal shaky assumptions? We write a short “breaking news”-like text reporting on an impossible discovery. You make up a plausible scientific explanation. Prizes and special mentions. View the details, rules, and prompts.

Submission deadline: February 28, 2022 – 23:59 Anywhere on Earth.

Results Announcement: March 15th