SAGEX ESRs are committed to taking part in scientific outreach as part of their fellowships. This page documents their activities.
Pilot ESR film
As part of a joint project with EE Films, the ESRs will throw open a very special part of their lives, as they take their first steps into their chosen research field and work intensively towards their doctoral thesis. Each ESR was asked to record a monthly video diary, documenting their experiences of their fellowship. The footage will ultimately be combined into a longer film.
Throughout their individual journeys the ESRs will experience many different emotions: from the elation of a discovery, to doubts and disappointment. Although the challenges faced by each student will be individual, there are common themes that will unite their experiences – not least their participation in the wider SAGEX network. For many, they will also be trying to answer the crucial question: should they pursue a career in academia and try to become a professional scientist?
Watch a short pilot film below, telling the story of ESRs Gabriele Dian and Davide Polvara during their first year as part of the SAGEX network.
Watch a recording of the public science lecture ‘To the heart of matter’, given by Professor Lance Dixon on 4 July 2019.