Idea Circle Dinner Discussion #7:

Nobody cares about your analysis…

… and other reasons why well-intentioned science communication often falls flat


Particle physics has captured the imagination of filmmakers, science fiction writers and creative thinkers for decades. And yet communication about actual scientific research at CERN can often come across as pedantic and dull. In ICDD#7 Sarah Charley from Symmetry Magazine and US-CERN communications will share some ideas about how scientists can bring back the spark into conversations about physics with their friends, family and other persons outside the field.


About the speaker:

Sarah Charley:
Sarah Charley is the US-CERN communications officer based in the CERN Press Office and a staff writer for Symmetry Magazine.


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: Thursday 20 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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