Scientific knowledge is constantly evolving. Scientific communication offers a means of maintaining its scientific culture up to date. Wondering how to get started?
Scientific knowledge is always evolving. When a new principle is established, the conclusions of past experiments are compared. These findings can be confirmed, but they can also be reversed.
In recent years, knowledge learned one day at school or during scientific studies becomes insufficient to understand and to have a critical look at the innovations that enrich our daily life (social networks, smartphones, connected biometric devices … ).
Scientific communication has a major role to play: by providing means to maintain its scientific culture up to date. Scientific communication can also stimulate the emergence of passions and vocations, and help the assimilation of scientific teachings.
Scientific communication for all tastes
Scientific communication contributes to the accessibility of knowledge. There are many channels of communication and popularization of science. And there are certainly others to invent. Supplementing the classic books, newspapers and audiovisual, there are now specialized scientific media:
- Media and organizations specialized in communication, and scientific popularization rigorously disseminates knowledge and knowledge of scientific methods, in attractive forms and adapted to their public. (For example Universcience.tv).
- Scientific mediation shows decline scientific mediation in a wide variety of styles.
- Scientific blogs and scientific video channels have emerged on the Internet.
There are also live events, with scientists in it! The live meeting allows the public to discover a scientist and his role, and especially to ask his own questions. The scientist has the opportunity to share, and sometimes to be surprised by questions or remarks by the original public.
Scientific communication is important. More and more scientists, extensionists and science journalists are contributing to its popularity. If figures like Axel Khan, Stephen Hawkins, or Michel Chevalet have long been the way, the novelty is that the younger ones have their way. And they do it brilliantly!
It instills a variety of styles and gives access to a lot of fresh scientific content. Your turn now! What scientific communication will you choose to regale your scientific culture?