Thursday, June 17, 2010

Can You Draw Me A Physicist?

CERN asked children from the age of 9 to 11 to draw what they see as a physicist. And then, after they get to meet real-life physicists, they were asked to draw again.

It is interesting to see how physicists are perceived by the kids from these drawings. For one thing, there were a few pictures where we are in better outfits! :) The article mentioned a similar program done at Fermilab a while back.

I think the public also has a lot of misconception about scientists, and maybe the adults should be asked to go through the same drawing project!


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