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3 thoughts on “Reaching out – the many faces of science outreach”

  1. It is often overlooked that science communication and outreach are not only helping to disseminate understanding of our research to others. They also help us as communicators to gain a better understanding of our own work and to learn more powerful arguments to sell it. If arguments convince and engage members of the public, they tend to work well also on grant panels and in publications. Actively engaging with outreach, forces you to think about the essentials of your work and, ironically, this widens the mind and can open up new avenues. I see outreach and science communication as a win-win activity that works in two directions and not as a unidirectional time waster.


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