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11/09/2019

©WSJ2019Lausanne/Henry Kenyon

Throughout WCSJ2019, we were privileged to have the services of the young, dynamic and indefatigable photographer Henry Kenyon.

He took hundreds of pictures of the sessions, networking and social events, workshops and the exhibition.

For...

11/09/2019

Most of the WCSJ2019 sessions, workshops and luncheons that took place in Auditoriums A and C of the SwissTech Convention Center were video recorded and are now available to view on YouTube.  

Please note that:

  • For most sessions, only the speakers on st...

It was a hot Sunday, and the air conditioning couldn’t hold up. Car by car, the train got hotter and hotter. By the time the air was unbearable and the staff told us we had to get out early, to abandon the train, we had reached Basel. Fortunately, the A/C of the mo...

One of the Lunch@Lab events at the laboratory of Professor Lee Ann Applegate at the University Hospital of Lausanne (CHUV) featured making biological bandages to simulate the cell therapy that her lab has developed for treating burns and chronic wounds.

Using a biob...

For the Pitch Slam event, organizer Bethany Brookshire delivered more than just a panel of six editors from The Washington Post, Undark, Nature and other top-notch publications for participants to pitch live in real-time.

She also injected some true Swiss culture in...

The Fuse workshop on artificial intelligence was a workshop of two parts, theory and presentations and the practical.  

The first part focused more on the presentations on Artificial Intelligence, how it is changing the world and the exclusive use of it. It als...

The first panel of WCSJ2019 brings together experts on space travel to discuss what the next fifty years hold for humanity’s endeavour to conquer the stars.

“Sustainability” That’s the word that the attendees at the first panel of the WCSJ2019 heard more than any ot...

Seven years ago, in July 2012, I was in Lindau in Germany to cover the 62nd meeting of Nobel Laureates, which included about 28 scientists and more than 500 young researchers from all over the world. The meeting was dedicated to physics, and I still remember the ha...

Where are all the baseball fields in the USA? The question may seem silly, but the answer is not easy. There is no official data on it. Satellite images might show the location of the fields. However, it would take some long tedious hours to analyse the pictures si...

The FUSE AI Workshop was truly inspiring. We spent the day with diverse, inspiring speakers, teaching us about how AI can be used in journalism, and we even got a little taste of how machine learning works and how we can put it to practical use. 

In my line of work,...

Prior to the main events of the World Conference of science Journalists, WCSJ2019, an interesting workshop was organized by Jacobs Foundation and the University of Zurich.

In recent years, I have found myself more interested on Neuroscience and meditation. So, I was...

How did life begin? The answer to this big question may lie in a 17-mile tunnel that spans the border of Switzerland and France, where a collaboration of international scientists at CERN are building a new experiment to understand how matter is put together. The St...

A panel of scientists representing space faring nations took the audience on a virtual space ride reminiscing about the past and taking a look to the future at the panel discussion ‘The Moon and Beyond: Where will we be in 50 years in space exploration?’ As they re...

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