PHYSICS MATTERS — On-line Colloquia Series


PHYSICS MATTERS — On-line Colloquia Series

The PHYSICS MATTERS series, initially featuring pre-recorded videos in 2020 and transitioning to live online events in 2021, has significantly impacted developing communities. By targeting test centers in SESAME project countries and collaborating with local societies and diaspora networks, it aims to enhance access to physics education and knowledge exchange. Open to the public and involving APS FIP members, the series fosters inclusivity and community engagement, empowering developing regions to play an active role in the global physics community.

Watch the PHYSICS MATTERS trailer below

Credits: @CERN, video editor and director: Samuel Hertzog, authors: Paola Catapano and Luisa Cifarelli

A presentation of the series has been shared during the 2024 APS March meeting: Why Physics Matters!

The following article gives highlights: "When Physics Matters!"

Access to Physics Matters Playlist

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Thursday June 27, 2024
16:00 CET  (10:00 ET)

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Gathering insights from World experts, our forum aims to dissect the complexity of sustainable development, fostering stakeholder awareness for the International Decade of Science. Join us as we explore strategies to engage youth, public, industry, and the scientific community in addressing the challenges ahead.
The panelists are:
  • George ELLIS (UCT, SA): South-African cosmologist and criter. Prof. Emeritus at the Uni. of Cape Town, visiting Prof. at Texas, Chicago, Hamburg, Boston, Edmonton, London, and Oxford, and SISSA
  • Gihan Kamel (SESAME, Jordan): Egyptian Senior Physicist - Infrared Beamline Scientist at the SESAME Light Source
  • Michel SPIRO (IUPAP): French Scientist, President-Elected at IUPAP since 2018 and chairs the steering committee of the IYBSSD, former assistant Scientific Director in CNRS, leader of the DAPNIA at CEA, and former President of CERN Council
  • Kate Zee (IIE): TechWomen program director, Institute of International Education (IIE)
  • Amal Kasry (UNESCO) (TBC): Chief of Section; Basic Science, Research Innovation and Engineering (RIE)
  • Barbora BRUANT GULEJOVA (Uni. of Bern and S4SF, CH) (TBC) : Thermonuclear Fusion Physicist, STEM ambassador, Founding President of Science for sustainable future (S4SF)

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