In this lighthearted talk Dominic Walliman gives us four guiding principles for easy science communication and unravels the myth that quantum physics is difficult to understand, it’s all in how it’s explained.
4 Principles of science communication
- Start off in the right place (based on audience understanding, check)
- Don’t go too much in detail (3 things)
- Clarity beats accuracy
- Explain why you think it’s cool (easy to remember, value, relevance)
It’s all about being interested and then follow your curiosity.
In his talk, Jacob invites us into the strange world of quantum physics and explains how anyone can become a quantum physicist by playing computer games. He is the founder of ScienceAtHome, an online gaming platform that democratizes science by turning scientific problems into engaging games. With these games, anyone can make a genuine contribution to scientific research. Now, with the help of gamers around the world, Jacob aspires to create a quantum computer and turn social science inside out with massive multiplayer games! www.scienceathome.org