Outreach

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“Revealing secrets of the Universe through neutrinos”, TEDxGhent PhD Research Event, Belgium, 2015.

I love sharing the excitement of my research with non-expert audiences and with the general public. I not only find it exciting and personally fulfilling but I also consider it my professional responsibility. Over the years, I have been actively involved in various outreach activities, such as public lectures, engagement with school teachers and students, departmental outreach events, etc.

Selected Outreach Activities

– I am part of Skype a Scientist” network, a program aimed to connect school students from all over the world with working scientists from various fields.

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– In February 2020, I volunteered at the workshops ‘Ask a Scientist’ and ‘Fun with Magnets’ at the Fermilab Open House which hosted more than 2,000 visitors.

– During my time at Virginia Tech, I gave multiple guided Neutrino Physics lab tours (including demonstrations, interactive seminars, etc.) to different groups of Virginia high school students, prospective undergraduate students, and to faculty of community colleges.

Selected Outreach Talks

“Unraveling mysteries of the Universe through neutrinos: The complexity/ simplicity of details in approaching a research problem”
To a group of Virginia high school teachers of QuarkNet network, July 2018, Virginia Tech, Virginia, USA.

“The knowns and unknowns of our Universe, and how do we know it”
To science students of a local college in India, January 2018, Uttar Pradesh, India.

“Neutrinos: Key to the mysteries of our Universe”
At a public event ‘Dag van de Wetenschap’ [Science Day], November 2015, Ghent, Belgium.

“Neutrinos, you, and the Universe”
Stand-up science show organized by ‘Let’s talk science’, a science communication initiative of Flemish universities in Belgium, July 2015, Leuven, Belgium.

“Revealing secrets of the Universe through neutrinos”
At a public event organized by TEDxGhent, March 2015, Ghent, Belgium.

Selected (Old!) Videos

When I was a doctoral researcher, some of my attempts at science communication were recorded.

“Neutrinos, you, and the Universe”
Here was my amateur attempt to be both funny as well as communicate science in a Stand-up Science show, 2015, Leuven, Belgium.

“Neutrinos: The identity thieves of the Universe!”
Here is a short video (from 2015) that I made to explain neutrinos and neutrino oscillations (drawings inspired by MinutePhysics, xkcd, Vihart and AsapScience).

“Revealing secrets of the Universe through neutrinos”
A public talk given at a PhD Research Event organized by TEDxGhent, Ghent, Belgium, 2015 (only available in a rather bad quality).

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