Faculty of Physics, University of Vienna
Boltzmanngasse 5, room: 3315
A-1090 Wien, Austria
I am Pedro and I work at the Faculty of Physics of the University of Vienna. Besides my work assisting scientists with their many administrative obligations, my passion is scientific communication.
My goal is to create narratives that not only explain scientific facts, but also focus on how science is done and who does it. To reach that objective, I experiment with innovative and engaging formats. For that, I like to bring together scientists and creative professionals. If you have a vision for a project, contact me please!
The groups I work with
The webcomic “We catch magnons” attempts to portray the multifaceted reality of experimental research. It is a team effort, combining scientific expertise and the work of a talented group of creatives. The end product is an interactive webcomic (this includes games, animations and soundtrack) that can be easily read from mobile devices.
My contribution to the comic has been:
a) Original idea
b) Project coordination
c) Text (together with Fabian Lang)
Summer at the NanoMag
I have coordinated for 2023 and 2022 the FFG-funded intern program for high school students to join the NanoMag, learn about how research is done and work on science communication. The internship mixes visits and talks with scientists, classes on science communication, workshops on skills such as video editing and, at the end, the interns present their own science communication project based on their stay at the group.
With the handle @nanomagvie, I coordinated the social media presence of the NanoMag at U of Vienna. There I have been experimenting with different formats and skills. On YouTube, the focus has been on brining lectures to a global, interested audience and experimenting with the format Shorts. Instagram should play a role in dissemination work and showing the people that work at the group.