Chair: Joseph Piergrossi (European XFEL)
Ruiz-Zelmanovitch Natalia (Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid (ICMM-CSIC))
“Gas and dust from the Stars to the Laboratory: Exploring the Nanocosmos” is the name of a project funded by the European Research Council (ERC) through a Synergy Grant with 15 million Euros. The group comprises three teams (two in Spain and one in France). The main goal of the project is to go in-depth on the understanding of how dust grains form in the envelopes of evolved sun-like stars. In...
Ms Sarah Sherwood (Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona))
This session will focus on a case study of an innovative social media project launched by the Institute for Research in Biomedicine in Barcelona. IRB Barcelona was founded just over ten years ago and is doing world-class science, but is still relatively unknown. With the hope of raising awareness about our important work into diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer's and diabetes, we embarked on a...
Mr Sérgio Pereira (Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço)
Most research institutions and science communication initiatives in Portugal are based in the main urban areas. Therefore, people in small cities and towns far away from the large cities have less opportunities to learn about current research in science and technology and to have direct contact with researchers. However, they constitute a significant number of the country’s population and...
Ms Laura Holland (Diamond Light Source), Ms Sara Fletcher (STFC)
Bringing visitors in to facilities can be an easy win, with large, impressive machines and the availability of the scientists and engineers who use and build them. But what can we do for audiences who can't or won't come to us? ISIS neutron and muon source and Diamond light source have created resources that can be distributed or accessed online and resource packs that can be sent out to...
Dr Barbara Ferreira (European Geosciences Union), Dr Laura Roberts (European Geosciences Union)
The European Geosciences Union (EGU) Blogs host the official blog of the EGU, GeoLog, as well as a network of blogs in the Earth, planetary and space sciences aimed at fostering a diverse community of geoscientist bloggers. The site also hosts a selection of blogs from the EGU scientific divisions, which share division-specific news, events, and activities, as well as updates on the latest...
Mr Jamie Sloan (Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre, University of Manchester), Dr Ruth Grutzbauch (Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre, University of Manchester)
Events such as music festivals present a novel way of accessing members of the public who would not normally engage in science outreach. In July 2016, we welcomed more than 14,000 visitors to the inaugural bluedot festival at Jodrell Bank Observatory, part of the University of Manchester. Against the backdrop of the iconic Lovell Radio Telescope, the festival not only featured major names in...
Mr Jamie Sloan (Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre, University of Manchester)
This Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre project aimed to engage the public, and especially school pupils, with the UK’s work on the exciting engineering challenges of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), one of the world’s greatest international science and engineering projects, using these as a route for inspiration and education for the engineers of the future. The SKA is a colossal international...