PoS - Proceedings of Science
Volume 282 - 38th International Conference on High Energy Physics (ICHEP2016) - Education and Outreach
Proceedings for Lunch and Learn: Making science fun and exciting through social media
A. Marsollier,* L. Biron, J. Haffner, C. Nellist, D. Cowern
*corresponding author
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Pre-published on: February 08, 2017
Published on: April 19, 2017
Social media channels are vital for outreach and offer huge opportunities for scientists to directly engage with the public using nontraditional methods – including lots of creativity and humor. The physics community’s presence is growing more significant, and this session (designed for early career researchers) provided a lively discussion with experts in the domain. We covered how to best use social media to raise public awareness of science, share excitement and progress, and cultivate support from followers. We also discussed some of the thornier issues in social media, such as capturing the complexity of both the scientific process and the science itself.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22323/1.282.1247
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