Fête de la science 2017: Meet us at the PLAS@PAR booth in Jussieu!

PLAS@PAR will participate in the next Fête de la Science in Jussieu from October 13th to 15th. 

Join us and dive into the exciting and fascinating world of Plasmas! It is the opportunity to meet and interact with researchers and to discover scientific experiments.

Plasmas are everywhere! We invite you to learn more about it with:

  • A poster session with key explanations and illustrations about plasmas.
  • The Planeterrella experiment, to attend an aurora simulation.
  • A dedicated workshop: to learn how to build a homemade spectroscope. It will help you visualize light rays and identify gaz from various spectral lamps.
  • A team of researchers who will be pleased to answer any question.  

Teachers and their classes are invited to visit facilities :

To keep going with the plasma adventure:

This year: the visit of the SIMPA facility is part of a mediation program called "Arts & Plasma science" in partnership with PLAS@PAR and the Centre Pompidou* !

Following the visit of SIMPA, teachers and their students may continue the adventure through a dedicated visit of the Centre Pompidou Museum’s collections. (free; registration mandatory).

You are interested to participate in this project with your students?

* Arts and Plasma science program:

Measuring, reading, interpreting: matter and colors, from artists to astrophysicists.

Students explore ionized matter! With this transdisciplinary program, from Matisse to Delaunay through Dan Flavin, students explore the notions of visible and invisible as well as the interactions between light, color and matter.

Looking forward to seeing you!

 

JulienJarrige

 

Fête de la science 2016

PLAS@PAR participated in the last Fête de la Science in Jussieu where high school students and general public have been visiting our booth from October 9th to 11th.

PLAS@PAR welcomed about 150 high school students, which had the opportunity to meet with researchers, visit the Laboratoire de Physique des Plasmas (LPP) and participated in a dedicated workshop about spectroscopy. They also experienced the Aurora phenomenon using a Planeterrella.

The main PLAS@PAR booth in Jussieu met a real success: over 500 people on Saturday and Sunday discussed with PLAS@PAR researchers, experimented the Planeterrella, tried to identify gaz from spectral lamps, discovered a 3D model thruster and a new hands-on experiment called « Plasma discharges – Langmuir probe ».

In addition, 3 conferences (Thierry Dufour, Martin Campos Pinto, Philippe Zarka) took place on the Campus.

The LCPMR also proposed experiments for the public on the Pierre et Marie Curie campus.

Finally, the Paris Institute of NanoSciences (INSP)  organized the visit and presentation of its electron cyclotron resonance ions source (SIMPA) for about 150 people (80 high school students and 70 more general visitors).

 

 

We would like to warmly thank all visitors but also all researchers, engineers and staff involved in this event. It was a pleasure to contribute to this large event organised by both UPMC and Sorbonne University.

 

See you next year!

FDS2015

 

Fête de la science 2015

Plas@Par participated in the last Fête de la Science in Jussieu where high school students and the general public has been visiting our booth from October 9th to 11th.

 

The main Plas@Par booth in Jussieu received about 400 people during the event, where the Planeterrella experiment was a major success!

The LCPMR also offered experiments for the public on the Pierre et Marie Curie campus.

Finally, the Paris Institute of Nanosciences (INSP) organized the visit and presentation of its electron cyclotron resonance ions source (SIMPA) for about 200 people (140 students and 50 more general visitors).

It was a pleasure taking part in this large event organised by both UPMC and Sorbonne University.

 

Check out our slideshow for a glimpse into these 3 amazing days!

FDS2015

 

Fête de la science 2014

Plas@Par participated in the Fête de la Science on 10th and 11th October at the UPMC (Jussieu site).

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