ICDD#5: CERN’s Teacher Programmes – "I have the best job at CERN"

CERN IdeaSquare (3179-R-D05)

CERN IdeaSquare (3179-R-D05)


Idea Circle Dinner Discussion #5:

CERN’s Teacher Programmes – "I have the best job at CERN"


Every year, CERN offers various professional development programmes for high-school teachers to keep up-to-date with the latest developments in particle physics and related areas. Indeed, more than 1000 teachers from all around the world travel to Geneva every year to experience CERN's dynamic, international research environment. All programmes are facilitated by experts in the field of physics, engineering, and computing and include not only an extensive lecture and visit itinerary but also various social events.

During this session, I will present CERN’s national and international teacher programmes, share some insider stories and fun facts, highlight opportunities for CERN scientists to get involved in our programmes, and explain my enthusiasm for cheese fondues.


About the speaker:

Jeff Wiener:
Jeff is a staff scientist, managing CERN’s national and international teacher training programmes. He completed his PhD in physics education research in cooperation with the University of Vienna through the Austrian Doctorate Programme at CERN. His doctoral research was focused on how to appropriately introduce elementary particle physics in early physics education. Before joining CERN, Jeff worked as a high-school physics, philosophy, and psychology teacher in Vienna, Austria. Aside from his postdoctoral research projects and the coordination of CERN’s Teacher Programmes he is also heavily engaged in CERN’s S’Cool LAB.


Idea Circle Dinner Discussion Series:

If you are interested in learning more about education, communication and outreach activities at CERN, we have launched a new series of talks specifically targeting CERN personnel looking to improve their communication skills, engage with the public, and network with experts in the field. The lecture and discussion series, named Idea Circle Dinner Discussions, will be held at IdeaSquare every other Wednesday at 18:00. Spaces are limited, so please register today to reserve your seat. (Light dinner and refreshments will be available for registered participants only).

ICDD events are scheduled at the following times:

  • ICDD#1: Wednesday 20 Mar 6PM - 7PM
  • ICDD#2: Wednesday 03 Apr 6PM - 7PM
  • ICDD#3: Wednesday 17 Apr 6PM - 7PM
  • ICDD#4: Thursday 02 May 6PM - 7PM
  • ICDD#5: Wednesday 22 May 6PM - 7PM
  • ICDD#6: Wednesday 29 May 6PM - 7PM
  • ICDD#7: Wednesday 12 Jun 6PM - 7PM
  • ICDD#8: Wednesday 26 Jun 6PM - 7PM

With LS2, this is the perfect time to expand your horizons beyond research and enhance your public engagement profile. We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday.

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