[Edit 11/06/2014] Alas, this terrible day has arrived! It’s the finale of Knock Knock Doc!
Before we jump on the last episode of Arthur’s PhD encounters, let’s take a moment to look back at this nice project with writer and director, Paul Garcia:
“Knock Knock Doc was, first of all, a wonderful collaboration between the team behind the series and the PhD student participants, all of whom I want to thank. This series was a place where we could all experiment with expressing ourselves. Scientific images, the portrait format, the burlesque-type reactions were the forms and languages transformed and merged to present the world of doctoral students from a new angle.”
The director appears briefly in this episode. Can you identify him?
Simon Raffy, a PhD candidate in physical chemistry of condensed matter at the Paul Pascal Research Center in Bordeaux, and a sculptor! To see his artwork:
For this final interview, Arthur meets Simon Raffy, a PhD candidate in physical chemistry of condensed matter and a sculptor. The title of his thesis, Synthesis of Acoustic Metamaterials Using Microfluidics, refers to creating properties of sound propagation that do not exist normally. “My metamaterials are a matrix with many, many little sounding boards everywhere… They give a very specific response,” Simon Raffy explains.
After this interview, which is both scientific and artistic, Arthur can finally finish his detailed outline and submit it to his thesis director. The pressure of these last weeks finally lets up and manifests itself in our aspiring PhD in a surprising way, to say the least!
Farewell, Arthur, and good luck!
Follow the first season!
Knock Knock Doc is a docu-fiction that will take you backstage to see what it’s like to do a PhD. Every week, check out a new episode and a new young researcher. The complete first season is available here.
Are you doing a doctorate? This web series is for you, and you can participate. Comment on the episodes, share them on the web. If you’d like to talk about your research or about getting a PhD, write to us at [email protected].
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.