Visit of Dr. Matteo Barsuglia and Prof. Antoine Kouchner [fr]
On Wednesday, March 27, 2019, Matteo Barsuglia, Director of Research with CNRS, Director of the Paris Centre for Cosmological Physics (PCCP) and Antoine Kouchner, Professor at University of Paris (Diderot) Director of AstroParticle and Cosmology (APC) Laboratory met a group of high school students majoring in science at the Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle in London.
This visit is part of an annual event - the Aristotle cycle - organised by the faculty of the school (namely, two physics teachers: Tiana Sancho and Antoine Cadeddu) and supported by the department for Higher Education, Research and Innovation of the French Embassy in London (action managed by Ludovic Drouin). This event allows contributing students to deepen their knowledge of physical sciences, to apprehend scientific studies and careers with different points of view and to interact with experts in this field.
1) presentation by the students of experiments related to the research topics of the two researchers,
2) scientific presentations given by the two researchers, under the title: Gravitational-waves and neutrinos: new cosmic messengers to explore the dark side(s) of the Universe .
These two moments allowed many and rich interactions between the students and the two researchers:
- requests for explanations, particularly on the experimental conditions and additional clarifications by the researchers, during the presentations of the students (in groups of 2 or 3) of the experiments they had prepared with their teachers;
- questions of clarification or curiosity from the high school students during the researchers’ presentations; this exchange also allowed the two speakers to expand on their research experience.