ASET Colloquium

Communicating science: CERN’s experience and relevance for other contexts

by Dr. Ana Godinho (Head of Education, Communications and Outreach, CERN)

Friday, September 28, 2018 from to (Asia/Kolkata)
at AG-66.
The research carried out at CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics, is about as fundamental as scientific research can be, yet the laboratory captures the imagination of people across the globe. This is largely due to the concerted programmes of communication, outreach and education that the Organisation has put in place over almost two decades. Informing, engaging and inspiring audiences is deeply-embedded in CERN’s culture, at all levels. In this talk, I will describe CERN’s outreach and education programme: the strategy behind it; the different approaches to telling CERN’s “stories” across a range of channels, for different audiences; the crucial role of physicists and engineers in these programmes. This colloquium will be an opportunity to discuss with participants how CERN’s programme may be used as an example for outreach and education programmes in different geographical and cultural contexts.

About the Speaker:
Dr. Ana Godinho is the Head of Education, Communication and Outreach at CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research. She is a scientist turned science communicator, and is passionate about sharing the wonders of science and the process of research, with different groups of people, and through all sorts of media (print, face-to-face, video, online, digital). She holds a PhD in Developmental Neurobiology from the University of London, and was a post-doctoral Research Fellow at King’s College London. She has an MSc in Science Communication from the Open University (UK). Before joining CERN, Ana was Head of Communications at the Portuguese national funding agency for science and research and previously held posts in science communication at biomedical research centres in Portugal and in the UK. Ana has presented her work at international science communication conferences, co-authored papers, a children’s book of science experiments and has collaborated in outreach projects in Europe, Africa and Brazil.
Organised by Dr. Satyanarayana Bheesette