Each week, from March 1st to May 21st, 2013, MyScienceWork released a new episode in English of Knock Knock Doc, the web series where PhD students take the floor. In each episode, the protagonist, Arthur, gets to know a new PhD candidate and a new thesis subject. Throughout the season, Arthur becomes more and more concerned about his own future. Here is a look back at these episodes that have changed the life of our journalist intern, all the way to Arthur’s big leap in the inter season episode.
"The experience was both personal and professional." - Raoul
“You end up face to face with yourself.” - Stéphanie
"I want to work without any preconceived ideas." - Ferdinand
"The way you do science affects the way you see the world.” - Mathieu
"I wanted to study law, but I was so bored in law school." - Karen
"It’s exciting to begin a new adventure abroad (after your thesis)." - Erwan
"It’s not a job, it’s a passion." - Stéphanie
“Science is international.” - James
"(Among foreign scientists,) we all speak the same language: science.” - Mouhannad
"Life is like a Lego game." - Nicolas
"You need serenity to finish a thesis." - Arthur
Did you like the first season? Check back with Arthur in September for the second season of Knock Knock Doc! You can also follow the series’ news more closely on the Facebook page of MyScienceWork!
Are you doing a doctorate? This web series is for you, and you can participate. Comment on the episodes, share them on the web, or contact us to become the hero of a future episode! If you’d like to talk about your research or about getting a PhD, write to us at [email protected]. The only condition is that you live in or near Paris, so that we can get to you easily.
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.
To find out more:
Video – Knock Knock Doc special event by Abby Tabor (in French)