We have no idea!
PRESENTED BY JORGE CHAM FROM PHD COMICS
Jorge Cham isn’t interested in what we know, but also what we don't know about the Universe. How else will the next generation of scientists and explorers be inspired to go out there and expand our horizons?
Now, more than ever, it is important that scientists and academics speak passionately and accessibly to the public about how and why they do research.
For faculty members, it is a critical part of justifying their funding.
For graduate students and postdocs, it is a key transferable skill that will prepare them for future careers.
Cham will relay his experiences creating successful science communication projects and communicating his passion for engaging with the public and exploring the unknown. His animated explanations of the Higgs Boson and Gravitational Waves went viral, and each has been viewed over 2 million times.
About the speaker
Jorge Cham got his PhD in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University, and was a full-time Instructor and researcher at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) from 2003-2005. He is the creator of PHD Comics (Piled Higher and Deeper), the popular comic strip about life (or the lack thereof) in academia.