Being a professional scientist is an honor and privilege, particularly in astronomy, a field that has always fascinated mankind. Astronomical discoveries often make it to the main press and I cherish those moments to bring scientific awareness and fascination to everyone. I don’t think people should come to science rather that science should come to them and try to promote scientific interest for everyone.
Here is a selection of my recent outreach actions:
- My paper on the formation conditions of the black holes from the first LIGO detection was covered in Scientific American :
as well as its French equivalent Pour la Science:
- After the first detection, I was also interviewed by Scilabus, a French youtube channel for scientific outreach, led by a young female scientist.
- I participate in the monthly outreach events at Caltech as a lecture or telescope volunteer as well as the “Astronomy on Tap” sessions that are organized in a local bar.
- In June 2016, I was a panelist for a discussion on Women in Science at Pasadena Litfest, a local literary festival focused on community issues (picture on top).