[18/08/2014] It seems that all good things must come to an end, including summer, vacation, and even the first season of Knock Knock Doc… To end on a high note, Arthur meets Nicolas Bost, a PhD from the University of Orléans, who brings him into the heart of a meteorite impact crater, searching for traces of life similar to what could have appeared on the planet Mars.
Episode 10: Nicolas Bost, PhD, graduate of the University of Orléans
For this last meeting of the first season, Arthur is going down a rocky road: he visits a crater 20 km in diameter, the remnant of a meteorite impact on Earth 200 million years ago. His guide, Nicolas Bost, is a young PhD who defended a thesis in 2012 dedicated to the analysis of rocks analogous to those of Mars.
This is another exciting encounter for Arthur, which heightens more and more our clumsy young journalist's desire to start a PhD.
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We would like to thank the operator of the quarry, which is private property normally off-limits to visitors, as well as the association Pierre de Lune for welcoming us.
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Nicolas Bost defended his thesis on June 21, 2012 in Orléans. It was financed by the CNES (National Center for Space Studies) and the French region of Centre. It was also co-supervised by the laboratories Centre de Biophysique Moléculaire (Center for Molecular Biophysics) and Institut des Sciences de la Terre d’Orléans (Institute of Earth Sciences of Orléans), affiliated with the OSUC University of Orléans.
Find out more:
Nicolas Bost's thesis manuscript is available online.
Nicolas Bost’s thesis collection is on www.isar.cnrs-orleans.fr.
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.