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This interview was taken by DW journalist Sushmitha Ramakrishnan during her visit to CERN, where she spoke wiith Chetna Krishna, Social Media Manager at CERN, for DW Asia.
Hosting Tours and Social Media Lives with CERN
CERN is the largest particle physics laboratory in the world, situated in Geneva, Switzerland. It is home to the most powerful particle accelerator in the world, the Large Hadron Collider. In addition, CERN's accelerator complex hosts 8 accelerators, 2 decelerators and a range of experiments investigating physics from cosmic rays to supersymmetry.
Chetna delves millions of social media followers into the laboratory's work with scientists, engineers, technicians and science communicators.
10 years of discovery of the Higgs Boson
Run 3 of the Large Hadron Collider begins
Reporting from 100 metres underground
from the LHC tunnel
The ATLAS Experiment
Upgrades of the CMS detector
The LHCb experiment
Hochschule Rheinwaal, Germany
Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences (German: Hochschule Rhein-Waal) or HSRW, is a young and fast growing German public university that is known to be the most international university in Germany, and offers the majority of degree programs completely in English.
Chetna pursued a Bachelor of Science in Science Communication and Bionics from the faculty of Technology and Bionics at HSRW and shares her experience as a female student studying subjects in STEM/MINT (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics)/MINT (Mathematik, Informatik, Naturwissenschaften, Technik) and later pursuing a career in science communication in physics.
"Science Communication for Kids" workshop with
NISABA Science Club is an online education initiative started by Aditi Chandra, a former Summer Student at CERN - European Organization for Nuclear Research.
They feature live online classes with leading scientists from around the world. Chetna was part of the initiative to launch for the first time a workshop outside scientific topics at Nisaba Science Club, bringing science communication to kids, a discipline essential to be shared with students at a young age.
Instagram Reel with
Leap Scholar is born out of founders' conviction in the talent and potential of Indian students to thrive in outstanding careers abroad. Chetna aims to share her journey as a science writer and a career in digital media by encouraging students from India and worldwide to pursue studies where science and social science meet.
Behind the scenes of managing social media at CERN
A Talk at
On July 27-28, 2021, SciPEP (Science Public Engagement Partnership) convened a virtual conference exploring the unique characteristics of the relationship between the public and basic research, drawing from the experience and expertise of our colleagues in the science and science communication communities. Communicating the Future: Engaging the Public in Basic Science explored why the public and basic science should be connected and what current communication and engagement efforts are taking place, including the challenges and opportunities in this work. Ultimately, the conference intended to identify how scientists and professionals can work to engage the public with basic research as effectively as possible.
Chetna Krishna along with her former colleague Loïc Bommersbach gave a talk at the conference sharing how CERN engages over a million followers on social media to accelerate fundamental science.