Look closer: What does it mean to be a researcher?
27 April 2021
How much do you know about the research sector in Luxembourg? Scientists are often very different from what people might expect. Watch the video to find out more.
There are a lot of stereotypes about research and scientists, the most common one being: the typical mad scientist with the lab coat or biologist using a microscope. But did you know that this is not an accurate image of science and scientists? From robots for children with autism to lunar rovers, drones, 3D printers or even giant plasma balls, the diversity of the research sector in Luxembourg is great.
Who participated in the video?
This video features research done in Luxembourg, starring scientists and science communicators from Luxembourg:
- Nadia Battello, Luxembourg Science Center
- Manuel Castillo Lopez, Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT), University of Luxembourg
- Samuele Ceolin, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology
- Claudio Cimarelli, Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT), University of Luxembourg
- Alex Gansen, University of Luxembourg
- Denis Kovacevic, LuxAI S.A.
- Marc Koch, “BEE CREATIVE”, Service National de la Jeunesse
- Philippe Ludivig
- Aida Nazarikhorram, LuxAI S.A.
- Miguel Olivares-Mendez, Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT), University of Luxembourg
- Emmanuella Onyinyechi Osuebi-Iike, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology
- Laurent Poorters, Goodyear Innovation Center
- Daniele Proverbio, Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB), University of Luxembourg
- José-Luis Sanchez-Lopez, Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT), University of Luxembourg
- Stan Schymanski, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology
- Anjali Sharma, University of Luxembourg
- Chantal Snoeck, Luxembourg Institute of Health
The video was created ahead of the 2021 edition of the FNR’s initiative “Chercheurs à l’école“, where researchers visit secondary school across Luxembourg to tell students about life as a researcher. Researchers were able to use the video in their presentations to the students to clear up stereotypes and give them a glimpse of the diverse areas where researchers play an important role.
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