Physikalische Chemie - Direktor: Prof. Dr. Martin Wolf
Special Seminar
Host: Sebastian Mährlein

Thursday, December 7, 2023, 3:00 pm
All are invited to meet around 2:40 pm for a chat with coffee & cookies.
PC Seminar Room, G 2.06, Faradayweg 4
Pranoti Kshirsagar
The Science Talk
Under the Microscope - Spotlighting Materials & Nano Science
Under the Microscope a science communication project dedicated to materials and nano science. Despite the widespread relevance of materials science to everyday life, we feel that dedicated science communication in this area is much rarer than in other fields. Our aim is to provide a platform where materials and nano scientists communicate their science and life as a scientist to the public. The use of social media thereby provides a very low threshold to science communication as basically the only requirement is to have an account. We have the goal to showcase the scientific community in all its diversity, and so far (11/2023) featured guest scientists from more than 36 countries of origin as well as various fields and career stages. The two main pillars of this project are the @RealSci_Nano Twitter/X account and the Under the Microscope podcast. Our guest scientists are interviewed for one podcast episode, and subsequently get to tweet from the account for one week following the rotation curation concept. We let the curating scientist decide for themselves what they would like to tweet about. The form and content therefore vary greatly. Many of our scientists report from their everyday life, and are for example live-tweeting from a conference, uploading videos or photos from the lab or sending the occasional ``stuck in meetings, will return later'' tweet. Science communication on social media thus gives the opportunity to open a direct and real-time window into the scientist's life.
In this talk you will learn more about Under the Microscope and get the opportunity to ask your questions to the founder of the project.
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