All scientific research involves attempts to resolve a mystery overcome an obstacle or solve a problem. This makes them stories with narrative potential. But most scientific papers lack basic story-telling mechanisms. This workshop will explore story-telling techniques and how they can be used in scientific papers while maintaining the scientific rigour required for the world’s top journals. Participants will be challenged to embark in an evolutionary process of their creations to rewrite and refine their texts till to a point in which “texts can only be worsened”.
Learn to find “the story” in your research. Join the writing workshop at the Hub!
After the two days in February, the teachers will review the writing progress individually per Email in March.
A final workshop day later in spring is planned.
The workshop is led by two renowned science writers:
- Mark Buchanan is a physicist and science writer based in Europe. A former editor with the international science journal Nature and also New Scientist, he is the author of three books and numerous articles exploring the ideas of modern physics. He writes occasionally for the New York Times, and has a monthly column in Nature Physics.
- Justin Mullins is a consultant editor at New Scientist where he has covered everything from Chernobyl to the construction of the International Space Station. He was New Scientist’s San Francisco bureau chief during the dotcom boom and later its Boston Editor. He is also the author of the Physics arXiv Blog (@arxivblog).
There are still some places left. If you are interested to participate or for further information please email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will ask for a small fee of 50 Euros.