Outreach – be it to a wider community of scientists, students, teachers or the public at large – is an important part of a scientist’s writ, particularly so for those of us that are supported by the public purse. But the best part is that it is also very rewarding and great fun!
Science at the Pub at PI’s Q2C Festival
Of late my own outreach efforts have consisted of a variety of activities, including
- Colloquia and public lectures, given to many different kinds of audiences;
- Written reviews and popularizations of science, such as
- Discussions with journalists about my own work and current scientific events, such as in
- Cosmology: The dark side of the universe, in The Economist;
- Mind-bending mysteries at the Perimeter Institute, in Macleans;
- Higgs boson discovery isn’t all that surprising, in the Waterloo Record;
- A brief history of Steven Hawking’s time in Waterloo, in the Globe and Mail;
- Prof dismisses doomsday theories and Dark matter and bad hair days at Mac , in the Hamilton Spectator;
- A quest for balance in Canada; in Symmetry
- Participation in Perimeter Institute‘s exciting and extensive outreach program, including the movies
- Visits to schools and judging science fairs.
“Mysteries of Dark Matter”