#EveryMonth - Communicating Science to Non-Scientists

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Nonscientists often see science as impenetrable and scientists as unsociable introverts hiding in labs. In turn, researchers wonder how they could possibly explain their work in a clear yet scientifically correct way to people outside their own field. This lecture explores the challenges of communicating science to nonscientists (and, to a point, to fellow scientists as well) and proposes strategies that help overcome these challenges.

About the speaker:

An engineer from the Louvain School of Engineering and a PhD in applied physics from Stanford University, Jean-luc Doumont is the lead instructor for Principiae: he enjoys nothing more than standing in front of a group of grad students or professionals, challenging everything they thought they knew, provoking or facilitating a discussion, structuring their thoughts, sharpening their skills, and, importantly, arousing enthusiasm.

An articulate, entertaining, and thought-provoking presenter, Jean-luc is a popular instructor and invited speaker worldwide. Over the years, he has given hundreds of talks and workshops, in English, French, Dutch, and Spanish, at an array of companies, top-ranked universities, research laboratories, and conferences.

Friday, April 19, 2019 at 10:00am to 12:00pm

Genentech Hall, Auditorium
600 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94158

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Students, Postdocs, Alumni


Mission Bay



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