Public science real frontier

Sam Gregson is a physicist at the University of Cambridge and the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, Switzerland. In terms of the public understanding and appreciation of science, its importance, relevance and benefits, he improves these perceptions through active scientific outreach and scientific stand-up comedy.

In the TED talk below, Sam takes a look at the current state of scientific literacy amongst the general public and at some reasons as to why it might be too low. He looks at some scientists who have succeeded in capturing the public imagination, and some who’ve remained fairly unknown, to look at how we might make science more engaging for a wider audience.

Public science real frontier

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