The dreaded question. "So, what's your Ph.D. research about?" You could bore them with an explanation. Or you could dance.
It's definitely art, but I'm not completely sure it's science. The videos are short, and fun to watch. A number of the runner-up videos are also available from the main page, or you can follow the links to all the submitted videos.
He plays the bison (with horns), and the kids are anthrax spores.
Learn while you are entertained!