#54 with Neil Calder, topic: Science Communications
Science communications. Ancient, hierarchic, boring? Not if you ask Neil Calder, Head of Communications at Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology. He was Head of Communications at CERN in the 80′ies and has been promotion fusion energy as Head of Communications at ITER.
Listen to the entire episode from Internet Archive (MP3, length: 60 min) or fast forward to
- 9’13″ to hear how CERN’s brand new Large Electron Positron Collider didn’t make the BBC nine o’clock news in 1989
- 16’30″ how Tim Berners-Lee couldn’t quite get through to Calder with his revolutionary idea about hypertext
Voices: Tuija Aalto, Yoe Uusisaari and Neil Calder
Neil’s current and previous arenas:
- OIST Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (Homepage; Youtube channel)
- CERN ; do not forget the Large Hadron Collider and the LHC rap;
- ITER - the international project to build a fusion reactor
- SLAC - Standford linear accelerator
Neil’s recommended science sites to follow:
- interactions.org (particle physics communication)
- Cosmic Variance (blog hosted by the Discovery magazine)
Neil’s recent article in Physics Today, touching on several of the same issues: What’s it For?
Links & more shownotes to be updated.