Your PhD will represent four years of academic work. You already invested a lot of time and energy, talked with colleagues, presented on a conference, and perhaps published some papers. But have you every noticed how difficult it is to properly explain what you have been doing to people outside your own academic bubble? Do you succeed in this without simplifying your work to dull truisms?
P-NUT organizes a PhD Day on the public understanding of science, because we believe it is important that scientists can reach a wide audience. We invite speakers to talk about why scientists should share their findings with a general audience, and how they should do this.
We even trained some PhDs who dare to share their research to you, in just three minutes!Program:
13.30: Opening and welcome
13.40: Talk by Peter-Paul Verbeek (Young Academy / Professor UT)
14.15: Talk by Jos Benschop (VP ASML / professor UT)
14.50: Coffee break
15.40: Talk by Vinod Subramaniam (director MIRA / professor UT)
16.15: Talk by Ariana Need ( professor UT )
19.00: Evening program