Communicating Science

By Howard Burton. Published on 19 June 2017 in:
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Communicating science is a notoriously thorny subject.   On the one hand, there has never been a greater acknowledgement of our collective need for scientific understanding.   In our technologically sophisticated age, it is often maintained, it is paramount to develop a scientifically literate society to allow us to best grapple with a litany of pressing, often science-related, issues.

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Editorial – The recipe of communication in science

By Araceli Venegas Gómez. Published on 20 October 2016 in:
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My name is Araceli, and presently I am doing my PhD at the University of Strathclyde under the supervision of Andrew Daley.

Throughout my childhood the process of learning science relied basically on educators together with books. Nowadays, the access to all kind of videos and online courses is only a stone’s throw away, thanks to new technologies. The means used to teach and communicate science have changed over the years. Nevertheless, the general way to connect with people remains basically unaltered.

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Editorial — Educating Upwards

By John Dudley. Published on 20 December 2013 in:
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I think that most of us would agree that physics research is poorly understood by politicians, and that we need to explain better what it is we do, and why. But while there may be consensus on the need for better communication, there is no universal agreement on how this should be achieved. And I have also heard frequently the same complaint that no matter how much effort we make, it seems to make no difference. There is little evidence that physics is actually appreciated at the political level.
I believe that the reason for this is simple. Namely, that we are not talking to the right people in the right way…

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The EPS looks for a communication intern

By David Lee. Published on 26 October 2012 in:
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The European Physical Society (EPS) has created a position for a Communications Intern, who will work closely with the EPS Communications Coordinator in order to enhance the influence and impact of the EPS and its activities.

The EPS is an international not for profit organisation whose goal is to promote the interests of physics and physicists in Europe. As a leading learned society in physics, the EPS communicates to various target audiences. These include EPS Members, policy makers, partner societies in Europe and around the world, and the general public…

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Physics and the news media

By Luisa Cifarelli. Published on 16 March 2012 in:
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Dear Readers,

Just a few lines concerning the issue of physics results with respect to communication and outreach.

The ever growing development of modern communication tools has changed the “scientific communication system” and unavoidably along with it our mentality as researchers. The immediate access to scientific information has changed more than just the time to publication. Today the preliminary and/or provisional results of ongoing research can reach…

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Public Communication of Science and Technology

By Ian Randall. Published on 16 March 2012 in:
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The 12th International Public Communication of Science and Technology [PCST] conference will be held in Florence, Italy, on 18-20 April this year. The conference, a forum for the discussion of scientific communication, will focus this year on the topics of “quality, honesty and beauty in science communication”.

The conference is being organised by the PCST International Network, and is being hosted by Observa Science in Society, Fondazione Giannino Bassetti, the Galileo Museum Florence and the Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica…

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