تعتبر القدرة على إيصال المعلومة التقنية لغير ذوي الإختصاص من المهارات المهمة التي يجب أن يمتلكها و يطورها أي باحث ، و هذا لأسباب عديدة ، لا سيما و أن البحث العلمي نفسه يتجه نحو طبيعة تتسم بالتداخل بين التخصصات ، فنرى مثلا أن أهم التطورات العلمية تنتج اليوم عن مجهودات تستلزم تقاطع الإختصاصات و بالتالي تحتاج إلى تفاعل بين باحثين من مختلف المجالات و إلى القدرة على التواصل بين مستويات تقنية مختلفة. Read More
We took a lightning tour through southern France to visit some of the most famous scientific sites in the world. These included the 2m telescope at the Observatoire de Haute Provence (OHP) near Marseille that Mayor and Queloz used 20 years ago to discover the first exoplanet; the CEA and major ITER project at Cadarache; and finally the facilities at the Observatoire de la Cote d’Azur (OCA) near Nice on the plateau of Calern. The latter is where laser firing experiments to the moon take place to determine its distance from Earth. This was the prize of the three winners of the Cirta 7 Science Competition, which is organised annually by Sirius Association of Astronomy for high school students. Read More
A scientific caravan consisting of 12 high school students, university students and lecturers returned home after a seven days journey to Switzerland where they visited some of the most prestigious scientific institutions in the world, including CERN in Geneva and the Paul Scherrer Institute in Zurich. The caravan was organised by Sirius Astronomy Association with support from the Municipal Council of Constantine. It was part of the Cirta-Science Competition, which is held every year across 51 high schools in the Wilaya and rewards the top 3 students with trips to various destinations with scientific significance. Read More
Around this time last year, I wrote a short commentary on a London-based event that aims to commemorate the Day of Knowledge (يوم العلم). The 16th of April is Algeria’s official day for celebrating science and knowledge in memory of Sheikh Abdelhamid Ibn Badis, the leader of the reformist movement that led a relentless struggle against the french colonial assault on Algerian identity and heritage. The day of knowledge event in London aimed to bring together Algerian academics, scientists and researchers for a day to share knowledge and debate Algerian affairs. Read More
anasr.org launched the first edition of the Algerian Paper of the Year Awards in January 2013, a unique independent annual event that recognises and celebrates excellence in scientific publications produced by Algerian scientists and researchers inside Algeria. As is this case with other anasr.org activities (namely, the online site with its open directory of Algerian academics, scientists and researchers, and Inspire Magazine), the awards are motivated by the principle that a strong culture of scientific innovation and community must be nurtured from the ground up rather than be merely handed down by institutions. Read More
The Algerian Prime Minister recently boasted about how the Algerian flag now flies high along side 14 of the biggest nations in the world. His declaration was almost ceremonial, Algerian experts, he asserts, are now amongst the top experts in space science, and this achievement, he continues, is “no coincidence but rather the result of the state’s strategic policy that prioritises investment in the Algerian youth”. Mr. Mebarki, the minister of higher education and scientific research, has also made similar declarations. Read More
Last June, in the renowned and emblematic “National Theatre of Algiers”, took place the second edition of the TEDxAlger conference.
TEDxAlger is one of the numerous TEDx conferences that emerged around the world in this last decade. They are inspired by TED conferences that stands for Technology Entertainment Design. Born in San Francisco and now famous worldwide, a TED conference is built under the spirit of sharing and spreading ideas, it brings together inspiring and charismatic individuals to share their innovative ideas in a well-defined theme through engaging and thought-provoking short talks. Read More
anasr.org launched the first edition of the Algerian Paper of the Year Awards in January 2013 to recognise and celebrate scientific publications produced by Algerian scientists and researchers across five disciplines: Biological Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Computer Science & Engineering, Medicine Pharmacy & Veterinary Science, and Physical Science & Mathematics.
The call for nominations received an impressive 160 submissions across the five disciplines, which underwent a rigorous shortlisting and peer-reviewing process. anasr.org‘s Awards Committee recruited a total of 19 researchers for the shortlisting and a panel of 25 international experts for the reviewing process. Read More
Science fairs and festivals are one of the platforms where scientists and engineers share their endeavours, cutting edge technology and the latest exciting research findings with the general public. The aim is often to engage the public to enhance their understanding of science, but also to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers. Read More
Just over a year ago, a group of junior Algerian researchers and practitioners met at the Waterloo Campus of King’s College London to attend the fifth general meeting of the Algerian Postgraduates in the UK network. On the agenda was an open discussion to explore the future directions of this informal network which, since its establishment in 2007, has focused on nurturing and serving its young community in the UK. Read More