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Inside the big black box analysing visits to physics laboratories

Objective

The project aims at analyzing the impact of visits to important physics laboratories on the lay public, using the results to produce guidelines with a view to improving the communication efficiency of such centers. The project will entail the participation of laboratories that organize on a regular basis a program of public visits - and in particular the staff dedicated to its planning and management - as well as experts in public communication of science and in the evaluation of communication activities at universities and research centers. The project will thus take the form of a research-intervention path, its actors being not only the subjects directly involved in the planning and implementation of communication activities at the laboratories, but also sociologists, psychologists and anthropologists, building a collaboration with the aim to devise best practices for public communication of science performed through direct contact between scientists and the general public on the same premises where the scientists usually do research.

Funding Scheme

THN - Thematic network contracts

Coordinator

EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH
Address

1211 Geneve
Switzerland

Participants (6)

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JUELICH GMBH
Germany
Address
Leo-brand-strasse
52425 Juelich
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE
Italy
Address
Strada Statale 17Bis Km.18+910
67010 Assergi
NATIONAL CENTRE FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH 'DEMOKRITOS'
Greece
Address
Aghia Paraskevi, Attikis
15310 Athens
POSTER SRL
Italy
Address
Stradella Del Garofolino 20
36100 Vicenza
STIFTUNG DEUTSCHES ELEKTRONEN-SYNCHROTRON DESY
Germany
Address
Notkestrasse 85
22607 Hamburg
University of Patras
Greece
Address
Panepistimioupolis - Rio
26500 Patras