In the second episode of KKD, Arthur pays a visit to Stéphanie Couvreur, a researcher in hydrodynamics and science communicator. Being in the privacy of the young woman’s apartment makes him nervous. An emotional encounter ensues…
This article is a translation of "Méandres de pluie".
Episode 2: Stéphanie Couvreur, PhD candidate and science communicator
Arthur realizes that he was too hesitant during his interview with Raoul de Charette. For this second encounter, he needs to establish a conversation and hold the attention of his subject.
But today his doctoral student is a young woman who invites him to her home, into her apartment! Stéphanie Couvreur is in the last year of her PhD in physics at the University Paris Diderot. For 3 years, she has conducted research on the dynamics of liquid rivulets – an area as rich in fundamental questions as in applications. In 2011, she received a grant from the l’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science program.
Arthur, still feeling shy, falls under the spell of Stéphanie’s personality and her sincerity. Unsure how to phrase his questions, he prefers to let the young woman confide in him and reveal her aspirations for her life post-dissertation.
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Knock Knock Doc is a docu-fiction that will take you backstage to see what it’s like to do a PhD. Every Monday, check out a new episode and a new young researcher.
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For more information:
- Stéphanie Couvreur’s personal site, where you can read more about her research and her activities in science communication
- Stéphanie’s dissertation project is titled “Meandering instabilities of liquid rivulets”.
About Knock Knock Doc:
Knock Knock Doc is a MyScienceWork production, written and directed by Paul Garcia, and featuring Dimitri Pougnet in the role of Arthur. Knock Knock Doc aims to promote doctoral studies, in all their diversity.