|Physics on Stage is a joint programme by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), the European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Southern Observatory (ESO) for the European Week for Science and Technology 2000.|
|What is it about?|
|Physics on Stage
comprises a series of high-profile physics-related activities that will inform the
European public in general and European high school physics teachers and media
representatives in particular about innovative ways to convey information about physics
and the intimate connection of this natural science with our daily lives. This effort is
undertaken on the background of a progressively deteriorating state of physics literacy
among the European population at all levels.
The primary goal of'Physics on Stage' is to counteract the apparent decline in interest and knowledge of physics among Europe's citizens by means of a series of highly visible promotional activities. It will bring together leading scientists and educators, government bodies and the media, to confront the diminishing attraction of physics to young people and to develop strategies to reverse this trend.
The objective in the short term is to infuse excitement and to provide new educational materials. In the longer term, 'Physics on Stage' will generate new developments by enabling experts throughout Europe to meet, exchange and innovate.
|Other partners are the European Physical Society (EPS) and the European Association for Astronomy Education (EAAE) with support from the European Union (EU).|
|created by: Martin Makuch|