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Fête de la Science, Orsay

outreach 13/10/2017

ESR Ivan Palaia, together with senior LPTMS researcher Hubert Krivine, hosted a workshop on Probability to teach school students from all around the Paris region how to beware of misinterpretation of statistical data, unfortunately a rather common phenomenon even on TV. The event, Fête de la Science, involved the whole Université Paris-Sud with 2500 young students from primary to high school; classes from four different high schools came to LPTMS through the whole day to learn about quantum physics, chaotic movement, Brownian motion, entropy and probability.

Check out PI Emmanuel Trizac, presenting the lab's activities to the students here, and play the Monty Hall game on Ivan's website!

2017 Curiosity Carnival, Oxford

outreach 29/09/2017

M. Balabajew volunteered during Oxford University’s biggest ever public engagement event, the 2017 Curiosity Carnival.

Interscience - 1st Symposium of the Vienna Doctoral schools

outreach 14/09/2017

Lisa Weiss co-organized “Interscience -the first interdisciplinary symposium of the Vienna Doctoral Schools” taking place 14th-15th September 2017. This symposium combined master’s students, PhD candidates and experienced researches from various fields ranging from Biology and Biochemistry to Psychology, Sociology, and to Mathematics and Physics. The aim of this symposium was to bring together students from distinct disciplines, foster interdisciplinary communication via student talks and poster presentations and broaden the participants’ scientific horizon. Four high-profile speakers from Biology, Psychology, Mathematics and Physics were invited who have successfully conducted interdisciplinary research combining various fields of expertise. In addition to classical contributions, a panel discussion with the high-profile speakers took place about science and the public, especially focusing on science communication. Furthermore, PhDs could present their work in an entertaining Science Slam. Details available here !

Mihajlo Petrovic-Mika Alas summer camp, Leskovac

outreach 14/07/2017

In the second week of July 2017, ESR Samuel Ntim gave a talk on connexions between mathematics, music and physics at a summer school dubbed Mihajlo Petrovic-Mika Alas (after the influential Serbian mathematician and musician) for children aged 10 to 11. The pupils were from the Bora Stankovic school, in Bogojevce, Leskovac, Serbia. The pupils had had a good grasp of the level of mathematics needed to discuss about triangles, circles, simple trigonometry, the number π, the physical origin of sound and its mathematical description in terms of sinusoids. To further realise these connexions, musical soundnotes were artificially synthesized, in collaboration with a music teacher at the summer school.  

Samuel also had the chance to tell pupils how he uses mathematics in his everyday work, introducing a simple model for atoms, with electrons orbiting the nucleus in circles. In a way, each electron has its own 'musical note'!

Flow17, Paris

conference 05/07/2017

ESR Anthony Poggioli gave a talk presenting experimental and theoretical results demonstrating and rationalizing a novel mechanically gated nanofluidic transistor effect in conical glass nanocapilaries. Flow17, Paris, 3-5 July 2017.

Media Coverage - University of Vienna

outreach 18/01/2017

NANOTRANS kick-off meeting was advertized on the webpage of the University of Vienna. The main goals of the ITN, as well as the PhD project of Lisa Weiss at the University of Vienna were described in details (in german !) 

In addition, Lisa Weiss' paper on the separation of polymer rings using microfluidic devices has been highlighted in both the webpage of the University and in a scientific dissemination german journal, derStandard. Congratulations !

 

Physics@school, Vienna

outreach 28/11/2016

ESR Lisa Weiß, together with Clemens Moritz and Joe Donaldson, gave a talk at Schopenhauer Realgymnasium in Vienna, explaining to young students the wonders of magnetic Soft Matter. The event was part of the Physics@school project, coorganized by the Faculty of Physics of the University of Vienna and the Vienna School Board. Check out the pictures on the Art of Magnetism website!