Le 09/12/2023

Year of Physics 2023-2024 – Let research surprise you!

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Logo Year of Physics 2023-2024

The French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), France Universités and the French Physical Society, in partnership with the French Ministry of National Education and Youth, are dedicating the 2023-2024 academic year to physics as part of a science promotion campaign directed at schools and the general public.

The partners involved in this Year of Physics are keen to present an attractive image of the discipline. How? By sharing the results of research in the field of physics and showing how they are achieved, by illustrating how they can respond to numerous societal challenges (energy, climate, health, etc.) and finally by creating opportunities for the public to meet the people involved in advancing research.

The Year of Physics is being run throughout the 2023-2024 academic year, across the country, through numerous scientific promotion initiatives directed both at schools and the general public. Two main projects are being implemented in schools: training for teachers throughout France and an activity connected with the final oral exam (known as the “grand oral”) taken by secondary school students based on articles written by CNRS laboratory physicists. The programme also includes events dedicated to sharing and popularising scientific culture, books designed especially for the occasion and even laboratory visits. These activities also allow a wider audience to discover or rediscover an interest in the discipline and the astonishing diversity of the subjects it explores.

For details of all the resources and events organised this year, go to its website!

Finally, there are CNRS images and videos on specific subjects for you to browse.

Images and videos in ten folders for you to browse

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