Outreach in particle physics

I take part in various outreach activities for particle physics:
  • The popular science journal Elémentaire, which aims at explaining goals and questions of the physics of the elementary constituents of matter.

 

French physical society

Since 2014, I am the president of the section Paris-Sud of the French physical society. In order for all the local people interested in physics to meet up and share, we set up a regular Physics Aperitive (see also the section's Facebook page).

 

Centre for Popularisation of Knowldege

I take part in the activities of the Centre for Popularisation of Knowledege (Université Paris-Sud 11) on a regular basis, in particular in the following projects :

  • The exoplanets (2014)
    An exhibition for Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie.
  • Of Water and Men (2013)
    An exhibition of 10 pannels for the House for environment, sciences and sustainable development, Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines.
  • The planets along the river Yvette (2009)
    A permanent exhibition of 10 pannels between Orsay and Gif/Yvette describing astronomy, astrophysics and cosmoloy for the general public.
  • The ABC of astronomy (2007)
    An exhibition exhibition of 26 pannels describing astronomy, astrophysics and cosmology for the general public.
  • If the Sun were a ball (2006)
    An exhibition of 10 pannels showing the solar system at the scale of the Orsay campus.
  • The ABC of physics (2005)
    A travelling exhibition of 26 pannels explaining physics to the general public though examples taken from everyday life.

 

Films

  • Paris seen by… (produced by Universcience, realised by S. Alloneau)
    Participation to the first episode of the series, 11/12

 

Seminars

  • Particle fever
    Opend discussion with Nathalie Besson (Palais de la Découverte), 12/14
  • The hunt for the Higgs boson
    Conference (Lycée Charlemagne, Paris), 12/14
  • Alice in the land of primordial matter
    Conference wih Raphael Granier de Cassagnac (Palais de la Découverte), 11/14
  • From Einstein to CERN: looking for the infinitely small
    Conference for phyics high-school teachers (UTT, Troyes), 11/14
  • The hunt for the Higgs boson
    Conference in the city library of Plessis-Trévise, 01/13
  • The hunt for the Higgs boson
    Conference (Lycée Sainte-Geneviève, Versailles), 11/12
  • The zoo of elementary particles
    Conference (Paris Institute of Electronics), 11/12
  • The quest for antimatter
    Virtual conference for high school students (Aulnay-sous-Bois), 05/12
  • Illusions and particle physics
    Conference in the city library of Sceaux, 01/12
  • The zoo of elementary particles
    Conference at a high school (Antony), 01/12
  • The zoo of elementary particles
    Conference at a high school (Antony), 01/11
  • The antimatter quest
    Seminar for third-year students in fundamental physics (Orsay), 01/11
  • The zoo of elementary particles
    Conference at a high school (Paris), 02/10
  • In search for antimatter
    IPN (Orsay), 03/09
  • The quest for antimatter
    Seminar for third-year students in fundamental physics (Orsay), 01/09
  • Participation to the open discussion Being a researcher at CNRS within the Science Week (Gif/Yvette), 11/08
  • Researcher in particle physics
    Conference at a high school (Mennecy), 11/07
  • The zoo of elementary particles
    Science week, LPT (Orsay), 10/07
  • The zoo of elementary particles
    Science week, LPT (Orsay), 10/06
  • Diving into the heart of matter
    Research Thursdays, LPT (Orsay), 03/06
  • The hunting of the quark
    LPPM (Orsay), 12/05
  • The zoo of elementary particles
    Science week, LPT (Orsay), 10/05
  • Journey at the heart of matter
    Seminar for the administrative and technical staff of LPT (Orsay), 09/05
  • From Einstein to the Einstein year, the centenary of a very topical physics
    Seminar for third-year students in fundamental physics (Orsay), 09/05
  • Einstein 1905, birth of a new physics
    IPN (Orsay), 03/05