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REINFORCE — Bridging the gap between Science and Society through Citizen Science

This Webinar aims at introducing the REINFORCE project to the European Research community and to the broad public of potential citizen scientists, focusing mostly on the four Citizen Science Demonstrators that will be developed within the project. REINFORCE will create a series of cutting-edge citizen science projects on frontier Physics research, with citizen scientists making a genuine and valued contribution to managing the data avalanche.

Society icon Society
Fundamental Research icon Fundamental Research
1 June 2020 - 1 June 2020
Pisa, Italy
© Roberta Cintura
Description and Scope
Citizen science interventions are becoming more and more relevant across all scientific disciplines and the humanities and it can potentially bring a wide variety of benefits to researchers, citizens, policy makers and society across the research and innovation cycle. Nevertheless, there are difficulties setting up citizen science initiatives, for example in terms of choosing the optimum methodologies and ensuring balanced participation of citizens.

The Webinar aims at introducing the REINFORCE project to the European Research community and to the broad public of potential citizen scientists, focusing mostly on the four Citizen Science Demonstrators that will be developed within the project. REINFORCE will create a series of cutting-edge citizen science projects on frontier Physics research, with citizen scientists making a genuine and valued contribution to managing the data avalanche, with the aim of reaching the following impacts:
- Generating a change in awareness and understanding of basic research and its impact on society;
- Developing new knowledge and innovations by citizens;
- Offering availability of evaluation data concerning the societal, democratic and economic costs and benefits of citizen science; and
- Making available indicators to measure the impact of citizen science activities.

Main Takeaways:
1. Understanding what is the potential of citizen science for society
2. Discovering the benefits of integrating citizens' input in frontier Physics research
3. Keeping abreast with the research work carried out within Large Research Infrastructures

Who should attend:
- EU Research community in Physics field
- Potential citizen scientists
- Gravitational Wave Astronomy researchers and academics
- Neutrino Astronomy researchers and academics
- High Energy and Cosmic Rays Physics experts
- Marine life experts

Agenda
11:00–11:05 — Welcome and introduction
11:05–11:15 — Citizen engagement strategy
11:15–11:25 — Gravitational Wave noise hunting
11:25–11:35 — Deep Sea Hunters
11:35–11:45 — Search for New Particles at the LHC
11:45–11:55 — Cosmic Muons Images
11:55–12:00 — Case Study presentation
12:00–12:10 — Q&A

Keywords

Physics, Citizen Science, Large Research Infrastucture

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